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The SecreT of forgiveneSS of Sin and Being Born again
Bible quotations are from the King James version of the Bible.
first edition published in 1997 Second edition translated by Yeong Kook Park and Joseph Park / 2003 Published by good news Publication, inc. 606-45, Shinwol 2-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea copyright © 1988 by ock Soo Park Translation copyright © 1997, 2003 by good news Publication, inc. all rights reserved. no Portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Publisher. iSBn 89-85422-36-7 Printed in Korea
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Just as the rope that had once bound Samson broke free when the almighty god empowered him, the chain of sin that had once restrained me broke free one day. on october 7, 1962, the torturous days of struggle with sins finally ended by the power of the gospel of Jesus christ our Lord. on that day when my sins became as white as snow and i was eternally liberated from the enslavement of sins, i could at last sing the hymn, happy day, happy day, When Jesus washed my sins away! after becoming a born again christian, my life of unbearable misery began to change. The changes occurred first in my heart, then in my mode of life, then in my surroundings. The greatest gift of god is the forgiveness of sin. We were separated from god because of sin. Subsequently, we had to wander in darkness suffering from guilt, pain, and fear, instead of relishing true satisfaction, happiness, and blessings of god.
now all these can revert with forgiveness of sins. The unmistakable truth about the forgiveness of sin is hidden as secrets in the Bible. The story of captain naaman whose leprosy was cured was recorded specifically to teach us how our sins as vile as leprosy can be cleansed. furthermore, the story of King david committing adultery with the wife of Uriah was recorded for the same purpose. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.(Hosea 14:9) i preached about the forgiveness of sin during last year’s conference that was held at Mugunghwa auditorium in Busan. as always, i had felt the pain of many souls who were suffering
from the problem of their unresolved sins and were earnestly longing for a solution. Through the conference, countless number of people received forgiveness of their sins and became born again christians. Just as the powerful work of the holy Spirit had prevailed throughout the conference, inspiring and causing the lost souls to receive the forgiveness of sin in their hearts, i sincerely pray that the same great miracles can occur in the hearts of the readers of this book. i give thanks to our god who has given my country and me the precious gospel of salvation.
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To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel. verse 1. Thus saith the LORD. might this thing be? And he said. if the LORD would make windows in heaven. Behold. We will enter into the city. thou shalt see it with thine eyes. Behold. in the gate of Samaria. And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another. Why sit we here until we die? If we say. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God. but shalt not eat thereof. and we .1 The Four Lepers W e will begin by reading from the Bible. Please open to 2 Kings chapter 7. then the famine is in the city. and two measures of barley for a shekel. and said. Then Elisha said. Hear ye the word of the LORD.
and carried thence also. “Where the seagulls fly. and the kings of the Egyptians. they went into one tent. we die also. but i’ve never felt quite the way i do now. and left their tents. behold. we shall but die. we shall live. and did eat and drink. dear citizens and beloved christians of Busan? as soon as i arrived in Busan. Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight. some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come. Now therefore come. to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria. and if they kill us.” i’m very excited to be here. and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive. even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another. to come upon us. even the camp as it was. Busan. i’ve preached in front of thousands of people and i’ve also preached on the radio. Then they said one to another.. and raiment. where the camellias blossom. and a noise of horses. like a person in love for the very first time. and gold. and went and hid it. and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light. and went and hid it. the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites. .. and their horses. And they rose up in the twilight. for some reason. (2 Kings 7:1-9) how are you.. We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings. And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp. there was no man there. and carried thence silver. my heart is pounding. and came again. and their asses. i heard a song that goes. my hometown. Lo. and fled for their life.10 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again shall die there: and if we sit still here. that we may go and tell the king’s household. and entered into another tent. For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots.
You’ll receive forgiveness of sin. i will be asking you questions from time to time. and exactly how it can happen to you. i had preached the gospel to the airmen at that base. i led a conference at Yeachun airforce Base. one evening there was a reception. but that didn’t happen. Happy day! Happy day! When Jesus washed my sins away! Though your sins be as scarlet. it is important that you listen with an open heart. how. you’ll be born again. i know it is not easy and that is why i don’t want to say anything this week that will burden you. i would like to talk to you this week about this important matter. how do you open the door of your heart?” ever since she asked me that question. but i didn’t know what i had to do to cleanse my sins. when a pilot’s wife asked me. i thought all i had to do was repent and confess my sins. this week. My heavy sins still suppressed my heart. so we won’t be able to have individual conversations. i had no idea what to do. The Four Lepers | 11 folks. “open the door of your hearts. are you supposed to open your heart? a long time ago. i was sitting down. There are a lot of you and only one of me. then. i want to have a conversation with you.” but they are unsure about it because they do not know how to go about it. i had been going to church for a long time. but it’d become too noisy and dis- . “if you believe in Jesus. having some refreshments. in fact. i hope that you’ll ask me the questions that are in your heart.1. it would be great if you could answer me out loud. they shall be white as snow. By doing that. i thought they would be washed clean. as i speak to you.” Most people know that. That which you’ve heard so much about. “Pastor. it has been harder for me to say. i’d like to tell you about how through this conference your sins can be washed clean.
can we hear the voice of god? So. Who doesn’t know that praying is good for you? Who doesn’t know that reading the Bible is good for you? Who sins because they don’t know that sinning is bad? nobody. filthy thoughts. in your heart.12 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again orderly. please just open your hearts. Loving folks. There will be no need for you to have to try to quit drinking and smoking. There will be no need for you to have to try not to steal and live a riotous life. so please answer me quietly. how to wash your sins away. Jesus christ. he will free you from your lustful. i’ve gone into prisons to preach the gospel. and if the Word of god comes in. but we cannot control ourselves the way we would like to. i never once told the men in prison not to sin because no one commits sins because he doesn’t know that committing a sin is bad. all the frustrations in your heart that you’ve had during your spiritual life. all the things you don’t know about. who is in your heart. you will no longer have to fight against sin. if Jesus christ takes dominion in your heart. i am not asking you for a commitment. if you simply open your heart tonight. from your loathing of others and . i think it’ll be difficult to have a heart to heart conversation with god tonight. just by looking at your faces. how to become born again. i cannot hear the voice in your heart. come forth with all the questions you have. for years. will help you overcome the sinfulness of your heart. but i think i will know your response. and how you resolve the problems in your heart. i’m not asking for any sort of a determination from you here this evening. Let’s begin by having a conversation. i wanted to have them understand how to conquer sin through the Bible.
” Soon. it became time for him to set sail again. “Just wait a while. Let me tell you a story. saying “amen.” . there was a certain captain of a ship. he had a son whom he loved very much. he didn’t know what to do because he was now finally allowed to go with his father. he would leave. People know and call out the name of Jesus christ. after having returned home and having spent some time with his son. “don’t worry. That is why i have come here this evening. it’s okay. he would hug his son. i’ll be back soon. he is right there at the door to your heart. When you hear the Word. or maybe once every three. however. no. but he comforted her saying. in Spain. The son was so happy. kiss him and give him presents.1. telling his son. and if you receive these words into your heart. but there are many whose heart is far from Jesus. This time. By then. We’re not going far this time. the son did not want to let his father go. So the father promised to take his son with him on his next trip out to sea. and when it was time for him to set sail again. to introduce Jesus christ to you. telling you to open the door to your heart. Perhaps he is right there with his love for you. This captain sailed from harbour to harbour and would come home only about once a month. Take care and be good to your mom. or perhaps every six months. The father could not disappoint his son’s expectation and decided to take his son along. Jesus christ is close to you this evening.” i believe that Jesus christ will work through those words. The Four Lepers | 13 from hatred. the son was around 15 years old. the captain would be so sad that he had to leave his son. Several months passed and the captain returned home. so i’ll take him along. The captain’s wife was worried. Whenever he returned from a voyage.
the son was so filled with excitement and anticipation about sailing with his father that he could not sleep. The child chased after the monkey to get his hat back. The boy climbed after the monkey. then the monkey would climb up a little more. The father said to his son. The people looked like little ants. The child didn’t realise how high he was climbing. “now i’ve got you!” and hurried up the mast after him. all you see out there is the ocean and the sky. it’s really lonely. and the monkey would go up a little higher. which he played with like a friend. the monkey sat on the top of the mast. he was too scared to climb down . the monkey climbed up the mast. The boy thought. only after the monkey jumped down did the child look down from the top of the mast he had unknowingly climbed. now. as soon as he saw that. he would climb up a little. he would climb a little more. Just the lonely sky and the sea. The captain and the sailors were busy and the child was playing in the cabin with his monkey. The monkey ran to the cabin and on to the deck. he simply followed the monkey. everything was distant.14 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again The night before going on the trip. So bring all the toys you want to play with. running all over the place. When he looked down. the monkey stole the child’s hat and ran away. “ha ha! You have nowhere to go. The ship blew its horn and set sail. the ship was soon out to sea and there were no more seagulls to be seen. finally. he began to lose strength in his hands and began to panic. saying. and he also brought his pet monkey.” The child brought drawing books and toys. “if we go out to sea.” when immediately the monkey jumped off. looking up. While the child was busy watching the waves and the seagulls. one day.
1. no! oh. everyone became nervous. he let go and at the same time. the father looked up at his son and said. the father closed his eyes for a second to think. all of a sudden.” “What happened?” Upon hearing from a sailor the details of what had happened. Then. saying. kicked off from the mast as hard as he could. quickly! it’s a big problem!” When he came out. no! What are we going to do?” now. “What’s the use of shooting and killing the monkey now?” holding his pistol. the son got ready to jump off.. right then. The Four Lepers | 15 from the mast. father!” “Jump into the sea or i’ll shoot you! i will count to five! Then i’ll shoot!” The son knew that his father was a man of his word. “Son! can you hear me?” “Yes. People were thinking. “captain! We have a problem! a serious problem!” “Yes? What’s wrong?” “come out! come out. if he let go of the mast. he would fall and die.. barely clinging to it. “father. his son was trembling on the mast. i’d rather jump into the sea.. “if i’m going to get shot and die anyway. ..” although it was frightening to let go of the mast. his legs grew weaker and weaker. one sailor said. who can bring the child down from the top of the mast? a commotion arose among the sailors.. he thought. a sailor who was working on deck looked up and saw him. jumping into the sea. “oh! That’s the captain’s son! oh. so he held on tightly. he pulled out the gun he had on his side. “Two!” “Three!” at the count. The child was losing his strength. “one!” he held onto the mast and put his foot down..
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The sailors watched and pulled him out of the sea. Loving folks, i am not trying to disturb your hearts tonight. i hope that you will have an opportunity to sincerely, for once, think about your spiritual lives. To live good spiritual lives, people fast, pray all night and make new Year’s resolutions at the beginning of each year. Yet, spiritual life remains extremely difficult. ask a taxi driver, “Sir, do you believe in Jesus?” “don’t talk to me about those things. i’m busy enough, just trying to make a living.” Speak to a constable, “Sir, do you believe in Jesus?” “i’m so busy, i don’t have time to go to church.” ask a doctor, “do you believe in Jesus?” he answers, “i don’t know why i went to medical school. on such a nice, clear spring day as this, everyone else goes out to enjoy the weather, while i’m stuck here surrounded by these frowning patients. i want to believe in Jesus, but for me it just doesn’t work.” ask a soldier, “do you believe in Jesus?” “i’m too busy with my duties. i can’t.” ask a salesman, “do you believe in Jesus?” “oh, i have to run my business, make money to educate my children and marry them off. Later i’ll believe in Jesus. Pastor, you may not know this, but if you want to do business, you have to lie. if you say you got something for one pound, you cannot sell it for a pound. even though it cost only one pound, you have to say you got it for two. Then they’ll buy it for a pound. i have to lie. Then they’ll buy it. So how am i supposed to believe in Jesus like this? i’ll believe in Jesus, after i’ve finished with my business.” “Because i can’t quit drinking.” “Because i can’t quit smoking.” Because of one excuse or
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another, most people think they cannot believe in Jesus. one time, i spoke to a military unit in the front lines. i had a conversation with the soldiers. i said, “raise your hands, if you think believing in Jesus is difficult.” Most of the soldiers raised their hands. Then i said, “The battalion commander is here next to me. Major Park, please stand up. everyone, this is, Major Park, your battalion commander, right? raise your hands, if it is difficult for you to believe that he is your battalion commander.” no one raised his hand. “it’s easy to believe he is the battalion commander, but why is it so difficult to believe in Jesus? is Jesus not as good as the battalion commander?” Because we are not familiar with the concept of believing in Jesus, believing in Jesus becomes difficult. i am so happy that i can believe and trust in my wife. i do not trust in my wife because she is pretty or good-hearted. i’m so happy that i can believe in my loving children. if i doubted my children, i would suffer so much that i couldn’t bear it. Believing in Jesus is easy and peaceful. Jesus said, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) They believe in Jesus, but they do not have peace in their hearts. Jesus clearly said, “i will give you rest,” but although you believe, you have no rest. “rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.” if you are always worried and stressed, although you believe in Jesus, shouldn’t you think about this? i am saying that you should take an opportunity to reconsider your spirit-
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ual lives. i ask this question from time to time. “if you pray according to the words of the Bible, if you tithe, if you attend Sunday services, do not sin within the faith and believe in the Lord, then you will go to heaven, right?” “Sure, everybody knows that.” But is that really possible for us? raise your hand, if there’s anyone among you who obeys every law. raise your hand, if you have never skipped a Sunday service. raise your hand, if you’ve never hated anyone. raise your hand, if you’ve never once thought about committing adultery. folks, we are people who cannot reach the level of god. We are like the child on top of the mast, struggling and holding on for dear life, only to fall off in a little while. god is opening a new pathway of the gospel to us. That pathway is hidden deep within the Bible. equally as much as you want to have a true spiritual life, Jesus, tonight, and god, tonight, and the holy Spirit, tonight, sincerely want to speak to your heart. The way of god, which is different from your thoughts, is hidden within the Bible. if you come to discover this secret hidden in the Bible, it’s so easy to have your sins washed clean. it’s hard for you to wash away your own sins, but it’s easy to come out to god and have him wash them away. it’s difficult for us to defeat sin, but defeating sin through Jesus is so easy. i will speak to you about this in detail. Let’s continue by reading from 2 Kings, chapter 7. from verse one. Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for
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a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. (2 Kings 7:1) a long time ago, in the old Testament, Syria attacked israel. Just as in china where they built the great Wall, israel surrounded the city of Samaria with walls. When the israelites thought they would lose to the Syrians, they closed all their city gates. They didn’t have any missiles or artillery like today. Thus when the city gates were closed, there was no way to enter. Syrian soldiers surrounded the city and were waiting for the israelite soldiers to become exhausted and surrender. Because the walls went around the city and not around the farmland, the israelites could not go out to farm. and so, after one year, they had a famine. after two years had passed and going into the third year, there was mass starvation. how severe was the famine? There are horrific stories in the Bible of young mothers who boiled and ate their own children because of the unbearable hunger. one woman talked with her neighbour, saying, “Let’s boil and eat my child today, and tomorrow we will eat yours,” because she felt she would not be able to finish one child by herself. So they ate her child, and when the woman went to her neighbour’s house to eat the neighbour’s child the next day, the other woman hid her child to eat it by herself. Samaria was in this kind of an extreme situation. Then one day, the prophet of god, elisha, said, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. (2 Kings 7:1) That meant the food prices in the city would be greatly
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reduced. a long time ago, when there were famines in our country, they would say, “if you give me one bowl of red bean porridge, i’ll give you all my farmland,” or “if you give me a bowl of white porridge, i’ll give you all my farmland,” because people were starving. i think it was as bad as it was at that time. it was heard in the city of Samaria, which was in an atrocious famine, that a measure of fine flour would be sold for a shekel. When the man on whose hand the king leaned heard this, he could not believe it and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? (2 Kings 7:2) Then the man of god said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. (2 Kings 7:2) at the time, lepers, banished from the city were living outside the city walls. Previously, they had families to bring them food, meat and clothes each morning. But now, even the families inside the city were starving, and the lepers, too, began to die of starvation. They were all dying, in that pitiful situation and only four of them remained. The lepers discussed amongst themselves. “Look, my loving friend, so and so has already died. My nephew has died of starvation. So who’s going to die next? You and i, we will die soon. how can we just sit here like this, waiting to die?” “They are starving even in the city. Who can give us food?”
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“That’s right. if we stay here like this, we will starve. i say, we might as well go and surrender to the Syrians. if we surrender and they kill us, we die, and if they let us live, we live. it’s do or die, so let’s go.” The four lepers set out for the Syrian camp. With their lacerated legs, with their fingers falling off, with their disfigured bodies, these lepers began to walk toward the Syrian camp, step by step, in the twilight. i think god made great sound effects for this miserable march. The sounds of the lepers tripping and falling down were made into sounds of winds, chariots and the galloping of soldiers on horseback. To the Syrians, it sounded like the approach of a great army. The Syrian soldiers thought that the israelites had hired soldiers from another country. The Syrians were in such a rush to run away, they didn’t even have time to jump on their horses or donkeys. They just ran away. When the lepers arrived, the Syrian camp was completely empty. Things to eat, things to wear and treasure was scattered everywhere. They were in severe starvation, on the brink of death. how do you think they felt when, all of a sudden, they saw all that food? Some people always listen to the Word, but their spirits do not revive. This story tells us the spiritual secret of how god supplies us with living, new, abundant food of life. We need to eat spiritual food and be strengthened, but for some reason, we are not strengthened, even though we are eating. our spiritual lives continue to be diseased, die and wither away. The Bible clearly expresses these spiritual conditions of the heart. god wrote these words to teach us how to survive these conditions. i grew up near the banks of the nakdong river, in north
but gingko nuts and walnuts as well. but it is the nut that is good. i’m sure you have picked and eaten walnuts. not only peanuts. too. or make peanut rice. The Word of god is like that. The Word of god. They were so delicious. they prick the children’s heads and hands. when i would . if you pick peanuts and eat them right away. but the shell is completely covered with burrs. at my house we ate a lot of peanuts. why do the children continue to do it? it is because they’ve tasted the delicious nut inside the shell. we travel long distances. that’s the good part. What would happen if you unknowingly chewed on the burr-covered shell? You wouldn’t be able to eat for the rest of the day. folks. But. Walnuts have a terrible stench. Long ago. so in the autumn. but how come i’m getting so sleepy?” My wife goes to sleep whenever she gets in a car. my wife is sound asleep. My father had a big peanut farm.22 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Kyungsang Province. “They say the Word is good. they’re not so good. You have to peel them. has an inside nut and an outside shell. if you peel the shell and eat the nut inside. eat them fresh. but when you crack them open with a hammer and eat the nut inside. if you don’t taste the nut and if you just continually chew on the shell. it’s really tasty. Sometimes i would go to school with my lunchbox full of peanuts. from time to time. Kids get long sticks and stand under chestnut trees in the autumn to pick the chestnuts. We would fry the peanuts. all of you know chestnuts are very good. We might even have to make our car seat into a bed. when you first pick them. The nut inside is delicious. boil the peanuts. if the chestnut clusters fall. you say. after we’re on the road for about 5 kilometres. i had a lot of friends because of the peanuts. not the shell.
it shows his love. Pastor Byung Seok Woo. i couldn’t tell whether i was reading in greek or hebrew. invited me here and i’d like to thank him. “i write the letter and Pastor Woo receives it. after reading for a while. i write Pastor Woo a letter: “dear Pastor Woo. i used to fall asleep all the time. thank you for providing all the accommodations during our conference. you get sleepy and you believe with the Bible closed. in Seoul. i would fall asleep. i may not know all of you. when you read the Bible? The Bible is a love letter from god. Because you don’t know the spiritual meaning. from Seoul. Let’s open it up and believe. “Who’s the letter from?” “oh. next to him. but as soon as i opened the Bible. says. and the blue sky is beautiful.” but let’s not believe with the Word closed. The autumn winds are blowing in Seoul right now. of South Busan church. but isn’t this true? Why do you get sleepy. but only the shell. The Four Lepers | 23 read the Bible. People say. october 30th is my wife’s birthday. Suppose i were to go to Seoul. Please come and we will have a wonderful dinner together. The cosmos flowers are blooming.1.” Usually.” “What does he say?” . but i’m sure there are a lot of people like that. We are reading the Bible. i hope you can make it. “The more Bibles are sold the fewer sleeping pills pharmacies sell. after this conference was over. his wife. People say. i would be wide-awake. You laugh. People become sleepy because they do not know the “nut” of the spiritual. is everything peaceful at your church? how are your church members doing? is your family doing well? We are doing fine. “Believing without knowing is blissful. it’s from Pastor Park.
” is that what the letter is about? is that right? Then. your potato crop did well. you don’t know the letter. but i couldn’t bring myself to say. when i was young i used to really like potatoes.24 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “he says.” “oh. of course. i had been travelling for many days.” So i just said. but it records his confession of love for us. Suppose i went to your house one day. What is the “nut” in the letter? it is the invitation to come to my house on october 30th.” That too is not what the letter says. if you don’t know its point.” “Yes. it did do well. he says that the autumn winds are blowing gently in Seoul. even though you may have memorised it word-for-word and mastered all doctrines of the old and new Testaments and structural theology. really? Me too! our potatoes are really great. that’s included. in Seoul. it’s exactly the same as not knowing the Bible at all.” “oh. and i’ll take care of this?” . These are not the “nut” i’m trying to deliver. aren’t they? Why don’t you go inside and rest. “Wow. really Pastor? Yes. you were digging up potatoes. the cosmos flowers are blooming. “give me some potatoes. even if you memorise the letter. if you don’t know the content of what god is trying to tell you. and i was very tired and hungry. but the autumn winds blowing and the cosmos flowers and the blue skies. The Bible is composed of stories..” “You know. Just then. the church members ask: “What does he say?” “oh.. i wanted to have some potatoes..” “i think it’d be so nice if we could boil some potatoes and eat them. that would be nice.
you are healthy. But is there anybody who cannot stand before god because of sin? You go to church. even though i don’t directly say “Boil and give me some potatoes. it’s so embarrassing for him to say it. broad will of god.” to a girl. Tell me. no matter how much we memorise the Bible.1.” when i say. They look really good. so he just hangs around her timidly. . is there a person here. but is there anyone here who is suffering because of the unresolved sins in your heart? That person is the person who could do nothing but die. you read the Bible. “i love you. we do not know the will of god. but your problem. Suppose this is not the israelites’ problem. he speaks to us through our circumstances. She should get the picture.” then shouldn’t he get the picture? don’t you think so? even though i’m not saying. who could only die. young and smart. The Four Lepers | 25 This person does not know my heart. What is god trying to tell us through the verses we read tonight? it is the process of the gospel being spread to the people of israel. it would be so tasty to boil and eat these potatoes. if left alone. who could only die tonight? on the outside. “Wow. if we do not discover what god is trying to tell us in the Word. surrounded by Syrians in the city of Samaria. why did god record these words? it is important to discover what god is trying to tell us. you’re well educated. “Please boil and give me some potatoes. should she not? When god wants to show his love for us because we cannot understand the great. and you’re doing great. it should be easy for us to understand. Your business is doing well. i really like potatoes. and you pray.” am i not delivering the thought of wanting to have some boiled potatoes? a young man in love for the first time was too shy to say.
go ahead. still no!” Bribes don’t work there. you cannot go to heaven with sin.” “Well. there is an inspection point in heaven.” “no!” “i prayed for a hundred days. the alarum goes off. they inspected me again. no!” “But i’ve done a lot of volunteer work. it’s a gate where they seize people with sin. god. if we were all good people? Why do they have to labour and toil like this? a little while ago. you may not enter. your intelligence. and we have no choice but to cooperate. “What’s in your bag?” “i have some books.” “i told you.” “god. tithe. When a sinner tries to pass through. but once sin came in. the police asked for my cooperation for an inspection.” When i went in the gate. he created the beautiful garden of eden. When i came to Busan today.26 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again no matter how much you go to church.” “oh. Your greatness.” “go ahead. god will not tolerate sin in the newly created heaven. “Please open your bag. they inspected me again. and who you are doesn’t matter. They don’t know who might have done such a thing. i tithed. folks.” “Still. it’s not a gate where they search people for hand grenades or bombs.” When i was getting on the aeroplane. i came on an aeroplane. i helped many poor people. “Beep! Beep! Beep!” “You may not enter. somebody did something very bad at Kimpo airport. “Please. That’s why they must carry out extensive inspections. When i arrived at the airport.” i opened the bag. god created this world. attend Sunday Services and do good things. he created the heavens and the earth. this world became corrupt and fell into sin. Just as they inspect you when you board an aeroplane at Kimpo airport. and they saw the Bible and said. your good family name. why would they do that. none of these things .
verse 9 it says. even though i may have sinned a little. even now.1. filthy thoughts in my heart. The reason i am standing here before you this evening is because of one person. . and i have many evil. “Pastor. When i am with them. but my sin was not resolved. “Because i believe in Jesus. i gritted my teeth. a member of the choir and a Sunday School teacher. i could easily be one of them. i always say. That is why he sent his Son to wash our sins clean. i was very determined. trying not to sin. if it weren’t for Jesus. god’s a god of love. i was also a person who struggled with sin. i do not think i am before you because i’ve sinned less than you. in the past. just because i have some sin. The Four Lepers | 27 matter. The reason i often go to prisons to preach the gospel is because.” at one point in my life. While ministering at my church. i believe in Jesus. chapter 1. To get over the problem. i too was an evil and filthy person. So i repented. if you have sin. “i’m not here before you because i’m a better person than you. he cannot let in some sinners and leave other sinners out. god simply does not allow in any sinner. i went to many pastors and asked about the sins in my heart that no one knew about. how can i have my sins washed clean?” “repent. in 1 John. but it didn’t work. he wouldn’t do that. i was a member of the youth group. they will let me in. i sincerely ask everyone who comes to the church. so zealously. Jesus. you know.” was the answer. i fell deep into sin. You will not be able to pass. on the outside. Some people are deceived.” Please do not misunderstand. he’s not going to keep me out. god is a fair god.
if symptoms of leprosy appear on someone’s body. Sin and symptoms of sin are different. i thought that if i confessed. folks. They are not leprosy itself. hating others. is that what sin is? no. but rather they are symptoms of the cold. That is not sin. one by one. i thought my sins would be washed clean. sin and crime are different by nature. When you catch a cold.28 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again If we confess our sins. lying. and if your nose collapses. all the sins i had committed. he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. it takes 3 years for you to know it and another 3 years for others to know it. they are sinners too. if your eyebrows fall out.” right? Then. and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What is sin? folks. What is typhoid? is it fever and your hair falling out? no. These are only the symptoms and effects of leprosy. are they sinless? no. murdering. Likewise. is that leprosy? no. “if we confess. are those people who do not steal or commit adultery. later on. That is what happens when you have the typhoid virus in your body. The runny nose and the coughing are not the cold. i saw that it was not so. i didn’t understand what this meant. stealing. . that is not typhoid. it’s just that no one has seen the symptoms. “You can have leprosy for 3 years without yourself knowing it. what is sin? Stealing. Those people have sins. what is leprosy? if your fingers fall off. They are the effects of leprosy. you cough and you have a runny nose. it says. They say. then has that person become a leper? no. These symptoms arise when you have sin. Sin is compared to leprosy in many places in the Bible.” one day. Lying. Then. murdering and committing adultery are symptoms of sin. committing adultery.
This was my ninth time. however.” “Well. i would like to meet you. Likewise. The characteristic.” Some of you may say that. is the problem.1. That little pleasure you .” he was subtly threatening me and asking me for money. Then he said to me.” all people are tied to sin. only now it has been revealed. i asked him. Please sit down and listen. don’t be like that.” “a pastor is a person who gives food for your soul. he was already a leper. stop saying sinner. one person said. “Pastor. even though you may not commit adultery nor hate others. “Pastor i know all of that already.” i told him where i lived and he came over. “Pastor i’ve just been released from prison.” “Sure. sinner so much. Please. The Four Lepers | 29 he was already a leper. so Pastor. That’s the kind of person i am. but food for your spirit is much more important. a pastor is a person who gives you the food of life. Stop saying sinner. of course it’s important that i give you money. the Bible says that you are a sinner. Stealing and lying and committing adultery and murdering are not the problem. even before it was revealed. “do you know who i am?” “aren’t you a pastor?” “What does a pastor do? does he give out money? does he give out food?” “no. a person called me one night. come over.” and i began to talk about the gospel. sit down. but you have to become freed from sin. “Pastor. even though you may not steal nor commit murder. i don’t want to say that you’re a sinner. sinner. give me some money. which leads you to steal.
30 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again feel when you hear words of hate for other people. Let me ask you a question. Would it be okay to reduce the fever and not treat the disease. i go to turn myself in. when you have typhoid? if a leper patient were to just bandage his fingers. if you have leprosy... folks. people who have the disease of sin end up hating others. committing murder. would that do? no. That excitement you feel when you hear of other people’s shortcomings. saying “i committed theft. You may have stolen. Your hair falls out and you get a fever. they provide him with the basics for living. folks. Your eyebrows fall off and your fingers fall off. committing adultery and stealing. do you understand? i’m sorry. Listen to them one more time at home. your brother? do you not know about these things? if a spy turns himself in to the Korean government. The disease itself must be cured. but those are not sins. for example. they are crimes. it means you have the disease of sin. does he become your fellow countryman. Likewise. don’t you have these feelings? if you have them. but those of you who do not understand. If we confess our sins. when you have typhoid. so they would not fall off. .” it means to confess your sin.. The Bible has clearly explained about sin and crime. (1 John 1:9) These words are not about confessing your acts of sin. and you will understand. suppose i am a spy. please buy the recorded sermon tapes on your way home. sin and act of sin are different. That jealous heart you feel when your cousin buys some land. lied and committed murder. if a spy turns himself in.
I was shapen in iniquity. Behold. Then. Those are things you do as a result of being a spy. god. The Four Lepers | 31 how do i turn myself in? i go to the police station. he confessed of his nature. if you want to turn yourself in. she’s pregnant. one evening i was walking on the roof of the palace. we should not confess the symptoms of sin. but you say. when we confess before the Lord. it was not about what sin he had committed. you don’t say those things. verse 5. “i’m a spy.” Likewise. it tells about King david. for being a spy. in the old Testament. first you have to have the sin of being a spy forgiven. and do i say. “i’m a spy. one day King david committed adultery with his servant’s wife. he was in so much pain because of his sin. the results of being a spy are automatically forgiven. That is the correct confession. and there was a woman. i’m sorry. She became pregnant. a spy must go to turn himself in. and in sin did my mother conceive me. oh. but. i tried to blow up the railway. and i tried to steal secret military information. saying.. do you know how he confessed? “our father god. that he confessed before god.. but confessing that we are by nature a mass of sin. i hope that you will forgive me?” That is not the way to turn yourself in. That is not how david confessed. i have been sent here on a mission. the fact itself that he was a human who could .. “constable.” Was that how david confessed? Look at Psalms 51. i tried to assassinate prominent people.” You confess that first.1. and she was so pretty. i lost my mind so i brought her over and slept with her.
Because we are born in sin.32 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again only commit sin. but they know that they cannot do it. That’s it. if we become freed from the . People who try to live a spiritual life sincerely.” it means you are good at everything else. if i try.” When people who truly try to serve the Lord. completely enveloped in sin. i cannot drive. also i don’t know how to turn on the ignition.” as they are falling back down. “Yes. “oh. try not to sin. by nature we are trees of sin. That’s how it is with sin. “i’m not good at stepping on the brake. Because we are full of sin. i can’t do it. saying that he was a mass of sin. When you have committed no other sin except for telling one lie. “i can keep from sinning. i don’t know how to change lanes. think. “do you know how to drive?” i say. People who do not live a spiritual life sincerely. “no. but i’m not good at signaling with the blinkers. but cannot use the blinkers. they say. no matter how we try to cleanse ourselves. you would say. “i can’t use the blinkers.” if you say. i don’t know how to turn the steering wheel. There is a big difference between confessing the result of sin and confessing sin. no matter how hard we try not to sin.” isn’t that so? if you are good at everything else. That is exactly the condition referred to in 1 John 1:9. People who don’t know how to drive say. a heart that does not sin must come inside of us. those who only do it outwardly. if you commit no other sin and are otherwise clean. i’m not good at merging on the freeway. and you have only that one sin of hating someone. then you can say “i told a lie. it does not work. then you can say “i hate someone” and that would be correct. if someone asks me.” That’s not what i would say. children of sin and seeds of sin. try hard not to sin.” and that would be correct.
They close their Bible and simply repent.. “i am by nature a sinner. so they write their sins out on a piece of paper and burn it in a fire. it says. but your sin of stealing military information is not forgiven“? Would they say that? “Your sin of being a spy is forgiven. They’d take advantage of the believers’ sincere hearts of wanting to have their sins washed clean.. Lord. come and save me.. then all of our sins are automatically forgiven. but your sin of trying to assassinate important people is not forgiven. Some people don’t know how to take care of their problem of sin. They made fools out of them by saying that if they bought indulgences. i cannot do it. then all sins belonging to that sin are automatically taken care of. If we confess our sins. That is why in 1 John 1:9.1. so You. but it’s confessing that. “You are forgiven of the sin of being a spy.” and leaving yourself to the Lord. “Would they say that? When your sin of being a spy is forgiven. write them on a piece of paper and burn it in the fire? Because people are suppressed by sin. they listen with interest when they hear how sins can be forgiven. Where in the 66 books of the Bible does it say that to be cleansed from your sins. Many people misunderstand these words. When the sin of a spy who has turned himself in is forgiven. . Many religious leaders make fools out of believers today over having their sins cleansed. That’s how it was with the roman catholic church a long time ago. The Four Lepers | 33 nature of sin. it’s not about confessing crimes you have committed. would the officials say to him. Then he will take care of all your problems.
joyful spiritual life because Jesus does not waver. Jesus has always been with me. it snowed heavily. Last winter. so the power of the holy Spirit cannot be upon you. Without that day. i used to try to change and would always waver. after my redemption. so my sins are probably washed clean. But as days went by. Happy day! Happy day! When Jesus washed my sins away! You need that particular day. i continued in a blessed. there is always a dark shadow blocking the way between you and god. “Why don’t you go put on . Loving folks. in your spiritual life because you do not have the holy Spirit of god. folks. i guess i believe in Jesus. i am a human who can only sin. without knowing for sure how to wash away their sins. but because i have given myself up to the Lord. but do you know precisely how to wash your sins away? do you know how to have your sins cleansed as white as snow? do you know how? “oh.” That is not it. through the grace of Jesus. i don’t know how long you’ve been going to church. he always wants to do everything i do. now Jesus is living inside of me. i struggled inside sin and received forgiveness of sin in 1962. People were labouring to believe with the Bible closed. You are trying hard on your own. he takes care of me. i have a son in the 6th grade. the day you received forgiveness of sin. Your sins must be washed away.34 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again their sins would be washed clean. i told my son. from that day on. and i had to put snow tyres on my car.
What’s that?” “it’s a baby leopard. he thinks driving is easy because he sees how easily i drive. “no! it may be . so this leopard is really kind and gentle. Then. you can’t be playing with a leopard. but this leopard is different. just once?” “no. “hey. we’ve been feeding it porridge..” “dad. please.. i guess he thought he could drive.” it would have been nice.” “You kids. that you cannot overcome sin. “he who wins.” i still have so much to talk about. wins.. but i cannot let him drive because he does not know how. can i drive. it’s a leopard. but he did a good job. Why? The Lord helps you when you confess that you can only sin. That’s why it says. We think we will not sin. because he had changed the tyres. he thinks he can drive well. “Sure!” he ran out and put on the tyres. kids.” “Yes.1. i had to tighten them later. That is how you defeat sin. “dad. loses. My dad went to the jungle and caught it. even though so much time has passed. The way to overcome sin is for you to lose to sin. You must be defeated by sin. The Lord cannot help those trying desperately to defeat sin. he that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. just once. but let’s continue. and he who loses. if i could have taken him to a big field and let him drive. if we try not to because we do not know ourselves. it’s never tasted meat.” and the chief shouted. The Four Lepers | 35 the snow tyres?” he answered. it is more blessed to give than to receive. one day he was walking about in the village and some children were playing with a little leopard.” “how is it different?” “ever since we got it. There was a certain chief in an african village.
though you may look . The look in the leopard’s eye changed. and one day the children went with the leopard into the jungle to play. but its true nature. Three children were with the leopard in the jungle when one child slipped on a cliff. i don’t know why the chief is afraid of it. it tore open the child’s chest with his sharp claw and devoured him. look! it’s kind and gentle. chief. The leopard licked the knee with his tongue to wipe away the blood. even when it was fully grown because it had grown up eating only porridge and had never tasted meat. it may appear tame on the outside. it is hidden. a leopard is a leopard. no. it licked him once or twice. really!” The chief finally allowed it because the children had pleaded so much. cannot be cast off. “our leopard is so good.” now the leopard was fully grown. it was very gentle.36 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again like that now. When the leopard ran down. all we have to do is avoid giving it any meat. but when it grows up. The children were not afraid in the jungle because they were with the leopard. and they would all go into the jungle together. The leopard quickly ran ahead. they were not afraid. it was scary. When the child fell off the cliff screaming. the child’s knee was injured and was bleeding. it would run and play with the children. and then the leopard began to suck the blood. Though you may appear to be nice. on the inside. When the children went to the jungle by themselves. it then ate the other two children. but when they went with the leopard. a leopard is a leopard! it must be killed!” “no. but it will eventually reveal itself. There’s no problem with our gentle leopard. the children would ride on its back. the two other kids followed to help him.
i hope that you will incline your ear and listen. even though you believe. he hung on the cross and shed his blood to liberate us from sin. if you are not freed from sin. You still have to fight against sin. even if god makes windows in heaven. in the gate of Samaria. (2 Kings 7:2) folks. . but shalt not eat thereof. There is a mind-set you need for you to be changed in your spiritual life.1. Jesus not only forgives you the sins you commit.. these . Jesus came and was crucified on the cross to free us from sin. how do we hear the words.. this is what i want to tell you tonight. on whose hand the king leaned. how can that happen? everyone is starving and dying now. such as stealing and lying. rather than the sins that are revealed on the outside. you are still servants of sin. heard these words. said. You still have to suffer because of sin. but he came to free you from the nature of sin itself. the Lord is saying that the hidden nature of sin itself must be taken care of. The Four Lepers | 37 holy and beautiful. and two measures of barley for a shekel. “Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine four be sold for a shekel. how can we get that much food in just one day?” The servant of god said. The servant of god testified. on whom the king’s hand leaned. “hey! That makes no sense at all. to receive forgiveness of sin and to be born again.” When the lord.” Then the lord.thou shalt see it with thine eyes. That is what you must be freed from. we humans all have the nature of sin inside of us. when we hear the Word of god? “Tomorrow about this time there shall be a lot of food in the city of Samaria.
saying they must kill him. and they screamed. That is because the things that come from god are not the things that come from this world. The thoughts of god are beyond our thoughts. was giving a sermon. Because that is too great for us to accept and to understand. “oh. yeah.” Then they stoned him and killed him. They covered their ears. we accept those aspects that we understand and that fit our thinking. Stephen. one time Jesus was preaching the Word at capernaum. While listening to his words. the listeners could not bear it. “a person like him has to be killed. kicked the dust and said. Some people couldn’t bear listening to the sermons of Jesus. as a pastor. That’s how it was when apostle Paul gave his sermons. These words were complete nonsense. that’s good!” “hey. however we do not accept the Word. we say.38 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again words were beyond his logic. We cannot understand everything about god because he is greater. when it does not fit our thoughts and opinions. people stood up all of a sudden. wiser and more able than we. When we receive the Word of god. Because of that. that makes no sense!” This is how we filter everything with our hearts. we . These words were beyond his comprehension. Jesus said not only things that were pleasing to our ear when he gave sermons in this world. So even if we listen to a sermon. the work of god cannot come into our heart. i am ashamed. grabbed Jesus’ collar and dragged him to a cliff to push him off and kill him. The wisdom of god is beyond our wisdom. There are many aspects that do not fit our thoughts in the true Word of god. that you can listen to my sermons and be so at ease. one time when the servant of god. words he could not understand. That’s right.
he is comfort to those who cry.” “But still.. But when i say something that does not fit your heart..” There are people who feel that way. but still. “Yeah. he is the hope of those who have no hope.1. So who will god use for the work of delivering the good news saying tomorrow about this time. according to your thinking you would say.. it is the Word of god. how graceful!” That is what you would say. on whose hand the king leaned.” and “now. “i have not received forgiveness of sin. the father would not have provided him the way of salva- . “ah. how could this be?” i’m giving the sermon this evening.” if the child on top of the mast could come down all by himself. The Four Lepers | 39 say things like. “even if god were to make windows in heaven. but for those of you who are not confident in your spiritual life. There were four lepers at the gate of the city.. i know. didn’t believe in god. there will be a lot of good food in the city of Samaria? god chose the four lepers. Jesus is the hope of us all. Jesus is hope to those who have no hope. and if i say things that fit and are correct. he’s right. right? god cannot work because you do not receive words that do not fit your thinking.. i believe that salvation will be accomplished. i really cannot do it. Jesus cannot become hope to people who have hope in themselves.. This evening. not for those who think they are good at spiritual life. Pastor Park. Better put. that’s right. he is the Lord of power that gives freedom to the afflicted. Why? Because they were people who had no hope. even the lord. saying. Why did god use the four lepers to save the city of Samaria? These four lepers had no hope in the worldly sense.” “i’m not born again.
they not only had leprosy in their bodies. many people received forgiveness of sin and rejoiced tearfully. after the sermon. When i saw that. The child’s method was to hang on. throw your methods away and jump off!” That was the father’s way. The sad thing was. “now. who was like a saint. and i talked about the words of forgiveness of sin. Jesus christ came to this earth . now. Jesus did not come to make us into baptized church members. That evening. i led a conference at a leper colony at aeyangwon in Yeosu. the child will be saved. When the young child ran out of his own methods. Jesus came to free us from sin. The father’s method was to let go. They were complete opposites. The communists killed Pastor Son’s son during the Korean War. the father became his salvation. and when his own wisdom became useless. like tonight. Jesus did not come here to make us into deacons or elders. made a colony for the lepers. saying. his own strength. it was the church at which Pastor Yang Won Son used to minister.40 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again tion. a lot of people were gathered at the conference. Then tonight you will be filled with the holy Spirit. come forward. through the father’s method and not by his own devices. i couldn’t describe how my heart glowed. at that time. but he rescued from death the person who had killed his son and took him in as his adopted son. Long ago. The way of the father and the way of the child could not both be applied at the same time. sucked the pus of the lepers with his own mouth and treated them like human beings.” hundreds of people raised their hands and came forward. but also had the deep disease of sin in their hearts. Pastor Son. Throw your ways away! and accept the ways of Jesus. “Those who want to receive forgiveness of sin. i invited them.
The four lepers had no way to live. Those were the good old days. surrendering to the enemy means they are changing their way of thinking..1. and in the autumn. we’ll die. although it is dangerous. it was so good. step-by-step in a new direction because their old ways were useless. it’s been so long. So should we go and surrender to the Syrians?” “no. They’re even boiling and eating children. They are changing their methods. i can’t even remember.” “hey. stop talking about food.” “a long time ago. They thought. how can we surrender to the enemy?” This is dangerous. we can’t just sit here waiting to die. if we sit here. it means that if you seek god.” The lepers were lamenting their situation and were waiting for death. “even if we just sit here.” “They are starving to death even in the city. only the people freed from sin can come properly before Jesus. before i had leprosy..” “What should we do?” “is there any other way? There is none. when we were farming our fields. folks. how do you expect them to give us any food?” “how many days has it been since we last ate?” “i don’t know.” “if we go into the city.. we will soon starve to death. god is looking for such a person. it’s making me even hungrier. we would harvest and have rice. Let’s look for a way to live. Then one of them said. “hey. We can’t get food from the city. they made up their mind to go. we used to dig up sweet potatoes and boil and eat them. Let’s not put our hopes in it. Let’s find a way. we’ll die. But folks. The Four Lepers | 41 to free us from sin. you must go forward with a new way of . that’s not going to work. no matter what.
it was so with the Samaritan woman. when your way does not work. The people who did not change their thinking. change your thinking. changed into people who denounced and went against Jesus. and if you go forward as you are. “god. they just might live. but if they go there. captain naaman went to elisha to have his leprosy healed. he was angry and wanted to go back. it was so with the woman caught in adultery. The lepers confronted the new way.42 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again thinking. strike his hand on the place and make me recover. i thought elisha would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord. Many people change their thinking when they come forth to Jesus christ. “But i’m a military captain. That is how it always is when you do not throw your thinking away. if they remain. but saying. folks. throwing away your methods. even when they came forth to Jesus. you will be nothing more than a churchgoer. they will die. Throwing away your ways.” elisha said. do not try to become good people as you attend church. . They thought about approaches they had never used. i am telling you about the attitude of a person’s heart who can receive forgiveness of sin tonight. You must change your thinking. it’s not just waiting for good luck to roll in. “You must go to the river Jordan and wash yourself seven times. if you do not break your heart. folks. amazingly. open a way for me. What? Wash myself seven times in the river Jordan?” captain naaman said.” folks. you must turn your heart around and move your footsteps in the new way god has opened. it was so with Zacchaeus. i’m a sinner who can only be destroyed. god blesses that path.
and their bodies were disfigured. you guys just go ahead. get up. exhausted. the sound of their exhaustion. there’s no chance for me. it will be more tiring. hey. it was because they did not throw away their thinking. god did not forsake their footsteps. we’re friends. .” “even if we die. come with us. Some people came to Jesus and received forgiveness of sin. They would trip over stones and fall over bushes. go. The Four Lepers | 43 among the people who came out to Jesus. i wish i could eat at least in my dreams. god worked in the sounds of their steps.” “no. returned troubled. god amplified and converted these sounds into great sound effects. they went toward the Syrian camp. Let’s go together. no.1.” as they would pass out and fall over.” “Look. step by step.” “no. my leg hurts. let’s go. get up!” “no. and began to set their footsteps in a new direction. there were many who returned troubled. the sound of them passing out. The four lepers had been starving. the sound of dragging their fatigued bodies. we go together. i can’t go on. Let’s at least see the food before we die. and diseased for a long time. and even if you die at the Syrian camp. “oh. Please. These four lepers threw away their thinking and the ways they had followed. Some people returned complaining. even if we die. if you carry me. The sound of them falling. i can’t do this. if we live. even though they followed Jesus around. But some people. you guys. eat all you can beforehand. Their toes and their fingers were falling off. going against Jesus. we die together. and some people returned. we live together. Please.
life is waiting for you. the overflowing works of the holy Spirit of god will be yours. That’s how it is. Sin will reveal itself one day when the opportunity presents itself.44 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again like the special effects from a studio. You may be fatigued and staggering as you step. but god surely works inside of those steps. The Syrians heard these sounds as the sounds of israelites with masses of soldiers coming toward their camp on horses and in chariots. “i am a sinner. Throw your thoughts away. even though you have sin. That’s how it is. but when you move your footsteps. it does not mean you are not a sinner. and the spiritual wedding garment is waiting for you. You must deny yourself before Jesus.” “i’m a baptized christian. Sin can only reveal itself when the circumstances are ripe. “i’m a pastor. Throw your opinions away. Throw away what it is you do well. Please save me. do not say. but when he went to the military. god’s amazing power is at work in those steps. folks. abundant food is waiting for you.” folks. swinging swords and spears. just because you have not sinned. i hope that you will take new footsteps toward Jesus christ tonight. he thought he was a good person when he went to the seminary. your footsteps of coming to the Lord as you throw away your thoughts. You may be in a situation where your footsteps are tired. throw away your methods and throw away your will. When people have . folks. Like Minister duk Man Yang testified a little while ago. his sin was revealed. who could only die. i truly believe that if you throw away your thoughts and move your footsteps toward god tonight. no matter who you are. Loving citizens of Busan.” Say. i hope that you do not act as if you are not a sinner. fallen and worn out.
the LORD’s hand is not shortened. and daniel washed the sins of the people of israel away like this. from genesis to revelation. who called them lepers. i searched throughout the Bible. that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God. at the time. who despised and insulted them. how to have their sins washed clean. it was very difficult. There were some negative responses. the church members did not like this. saying. neither his ear heavy.. hungry and went through many hardships. when i first began my ministry. “Why does that pastor ask so many questions?” But some people sincerely accepted those words and said. they cannot keep still. to give them life. that it cannot save. Behold..1.” So i preached the gospel and explained to them the pathway of forgiveness of sin. . david washed his sins away like this when he sinned with Uriah’s wife. “i have not had my sins forgiven. i asked the people of my church one by one. do you know how i overcame those hardships? i did not know anything else back then.. from the Bible. The Four Lepers | 45 tasted this. i have so many sins. “have you really received forgiveness of your sin? isn’t there sin blocking the way between you and god? The Bible says. My ministry began when i established a church in daegu. i explained to them. Loving citizens of Busan. step by step. (Isaiah 59:1~2) but have you broken down the wall of sin that is blocking the path between you and your god?” of course. i was poor. They change into people who go and testify the gospel to those who cast them out.
many will come before the Lord and say. The words about being healed from leprosy are words about receiving forgiveness of sin. i don’t want to leave your sins there as they are. god taught us about captain naaman being healed of his leprosy to teach us about how to receive forgiveness of sin. about the ways of forgiveness of sin that appear throughout the Bible. one by one. everything else has nothing to do with god. i do not want you to just return home like this tonight. it was such a great joy seeing our church members receiving forgiveness of sin. i have gone to many conferences and have testified about the methods of forgiveness of sin found in the Bible. are you a baptized church member? a deacon? an elder? a choir member? a Sunday School teacher? even so. if you have not had your sins forgiven. “i never knew you. But all things change. some people truly humble their hearts and receive forgiveness of sin. i have to surgically remove the appendix. on that day. even though i was hungry and in difficulty.46 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again concerning receiving forgiveness of sin. Lord.” The good deeds you have done do not last long. and in thy name have cast out devils and in thy name done many wonderful works. we prophesied in thy name. one by one. With that joy. i could more than overcome my difficulties. i think it is a rare opportunity to have in your lifetime to hear about how to receive forgiveness of sin. When i tell people. in the same way.” Then the Lord will say. “Lord. if you are not freed from sin. folks. i don’t want to just put some iodine on your stomach or give you some anesthesia or pain killer and send you home. if you are a patient at my hospital tonight and if you have appendicitis. if you receive forgiveness of sin and Jesus comes .
The gambling heart was automatically cast out because Jesus came in. Loving folks. received forgiveness of sin became freed from gambling. if you receive forgiveness of sin and Jesus comes into your heart. “Let the holy Spirit be upon me!” even though the holy Spirit wants to come inside of your heart. listened to the Word.1. during the morning Bible study time tomorrow. i hope every one of you will receive forgiveness of sin during this conference. But that heart of hatred left her after receiving forgiveness of sin. i will tell you in detail about the words of forgiveness of sin. only if your sin is taken care of. he could not quit. could not both survive because Jesus is not a gambler. The Four Lepers | 47 inside of you. but by him. You will be changed. Because he was addicted. even when he tried. tonight. he cannot enter because of sin. if you truly receive forgiveness of sin. i will preach the Word. a person at my church for a long time lived with an addiction to gambling. you cannot help but change. . a lot of time has passed. do you think that Jesus could be cast out by a gambling heart? The gambling heart is the one that gets kicked out. So i hope that you will receive forgiveness of sin. will you be filled with the holy Spirit. who came inside of him. how could that be? The heart of the gambler and the heart of Jesus. not by your will not to sin. But he came to church. Why is that so? The hateful heart must leave because there is no hatred in the heart of Jesus. a certain daughter-in-law was suffering because she hated her mother-in-law. if Jesus comes inside of you. continuing tomorrow evening. you don’t need to cry and pray saying. such things inside of you will depart from you. Jesus comes upon your heart.
I pray thee. I am old. so that he could not see. thy quiver and thy bow. And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. and his eyes were dim. and bring it to me. he called Esau his eldest son. And make me savoury meat. And Rebekah spake unto . and to bring it. and take me some venison. and said unto him. i will read from genesis chapter 27. such as I love. thy weapons. that when Isaac was old. that my soul may bless thee before I die. Behold now. My son: and he said unto him. I know not the day of my death: Now therefore take. and go out to the field. that I may eat. here am I. And it came to pass. verse 1. Behold.2 Jacob and Esau Let’s first read the Scriptures. And he said. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.
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Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that
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I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. (Genesis 27:1-23) Loving folks, after finishing the sermon yesterday, i sat around and spoke with the pastors here. a certain pastor said to me, “Pastor Park, we couldn’t understand you because you were talking so fast.” Because i’m from Kyungsang Province, when i go to Seoul, people in Seoul often say they can’t understand me. it makes me nervous when i’m giving my sermons. So this morning, i will try to speak more slowly and calmly, step by step, but i don’t know if it will work. i hope that you will help me. There’s a Korean proverb that says, “even though i may say wormwood cake, understand me to say rice cake.” Since this is Busan, and i’m also from Kyungsang Province, i know that you will be able to understand me well. Today, i want to continue talking about forgiveness of sin. i heard that after someone listened to the sermon last night, he said that i didn’t talk about forgiveness of sin, but rambled on about other things. i guess you can say that. When you farm, you don’t sow your seed right away. first you plow the field. Likewise, because there is a difference between god’s thoughts and my thoughts, the heart must be plowed first, in order to receive the Word exactly as it is. one day, a sister who lives far away from the church, said to me, “Pastor, please come over tomy house tonight.” i promised to go. Because i didn’t know where the sister lived, we decided
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to meet at 5 o’clock at gaebong Station. i was very busy that day, so i barely got to gaebong Station on time. i thought the sister would be there, but no matter how long i waited, she did not show up. i waited five minutes, and she didn’t come. i waited ten minutes, and she didn’t come. even though i waited for five, ten and even twenty minutes, she did not come, and i grew frustrated. i thought, “i’d better leave,” and i was about to get into my car when the sister came running toward me from the other side. i asked her, “Why are you so late?” She said, “i was here twenty minutes ago. i thought that you would come on the Seoul-incheon Motorway, so i waited for you over there.” Since the sister always took the bus, she must have thought that i’d come the same way as her bus route. as a matter of fact, i took the namboo Belt Parkway because traffic was so backed up on the Seoul-incheon Motorway. The place we promised to meet was gaebong Station, but she added a little of her own thinking to that promise and had been waiting for me at the Seoul-incheon Motorway. how much trouble she must have gone through, watching so many cars pass by the Seoul-incheon Motorway for almost an hour? can we blame the sister, saying she was wrong? can we say that she was mistaken? in our spiritual life, if we don’t take the Word exactly as it is, but add a bit of our own thinking, we will be waiting for god at a place completely opposite from where god actually is. What is there for pastors to do? We wake up early in the morning, pray, read the Bible after breakfast, visit people’s houses after lunch, lead a conference after dinner and then go to sleep. There isn’t much for me to do, so i often read the Bible. once, i was reading the Bible and it was not interesting.
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i thought, “if i want to meet god, what am i supposed to do?” With that in mind, i began to search through the Bible. although god wants to meet us, he does not tell us where we should meet him. Judas iscariot, however, knew where Jesus was. Judas knew that Jesus was in the garden at gethsemane, but he went to meet Jesus for the wrong reason. i have searched in the Bible for where a person must go to meet god. Where can i see god? can i see him at the prayer house? in the mountains? once, a missionary from the netherlands, whom i knew well, said that Koreans seem to think they can meet god only when they go to the mountains. he said, “We dutch have a big problem.” “Why?” i asked. “There are no mountains in the netherlands. We dutch can never go to the mountains in the netherlands to pray.” he made a joke about the fact that they had the problem of not being able to pray in the mountains because much of the country is below sea level. When i read exodus chapter 25, i find that god made a place where he would meet us. That place is the mercy seat. from genesis to revelation, no matter how much i searched for the place where we could meet god, i could find nothing. however, when i read exodus 25, i saw that god had promised to meet us on top of the mercy seat. The mercy seat is the place where sin is redeemed and forgiven. it is important for us to find out what god is trying to tell us with these words. There was a man named isaac. Who was isaac? isaac was the son of abraham, right? isaac had two sons, Jacob and esau. The elder son, esau, was a hunter. he was covered from head to toe with hair. his brother, Jacob, however,
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was a smooth skinned man. When isaac had become old and it came time for him to die, his eyes became weak and he could not see. he then called his beloved eldest son, esau and said, ...Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. (Genesis 27:2-4) Upon hearing this, esau immediately ran out to the hunting grounds. But, there is a saying that goes, “history is made during the night, and at the centre of it all is always a woman.” isaac’s wife, rebekah, Jacob and esau’s mother, heard everything. When rebekah overheard what isaac had said to esau, she said to her loving son Jacob, “Son, your father wants to bless your older brother and told him to go hunting. how can you lose your father’s blessings to your older brother? hurry, and bring me a goat. i will cook it and make a delicious dish, and you can take it to your father. act as if you are your older brother and receive the blessing instead of him.” When Jacob heard this, he said, “oh, no, Mother. esau is a hairy man, but i have no hair and i’m smooth skinned. father will find out if he just touches me. Then, i won’t be blessed; i will be cursed. What will i do, if i get cursed?” “do not worry. if you get cursed, let that curse be upon me. don’t say anything else. Just do what i tell you.” his mother, rebekah, said. Jacob quickly brought over a kid goat. his mother killed it
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and made it into his father’s favorite dish. She then placed the skin of the goat upon his hands and the smooth of his neck. Then Jacob went forward to his father and said, “father, i am esau. i went hunting and have brought you a delicious dish. Please eat this and bless me.” The father’s eyes were weak, and he could not see well, but the voice he heard was strange. “really? how did you catch it so quickly?” “oh, father, when i went out, god allowed me to find it quickly. The beast fell in only one shot.” “okay! Let me touch you to see if you really are my son.” When isaac touched him, there was hair. The father ate the food and believed his son, Jacob, to be esau and blessed him. That is the story we read this morning. a friend of mine is a missionary in the jungles of Brazil. The amazon river flows through Brazil. it is said that the width of the river at its mouth is more than 25 miles. one day, a small sailboat entered the river from the ocean. The boat had been sailing for many days, and by that time, they had completely run out of drinking water. everyone on the boat was so thirsty that they were on the brink of death. Soon, they saw a boat coming toward them. Surely, it was a boat coming from a harbour, so don’t you think it had a lot of water? The tiny boat approached the oncoming boat and asked for water. “We are all dying of thirst. We’ll give you as much money as you ask. Please, sell us 50 gallons of water.” The sailors of that boat laughed and said, “Why don’t you just draw some water up and drink it?” and passed them by. The thirsty sailors had their hopes up, but when the other boat passed them by, they became disappointed and resentful. Then one young sailor,
as if we were waiting at the Seoul-incheon Motorway when we should be waiting in front of the gaebong Station. there is a certain level that our thoughts have not reached. although we have come before Jesus who has forgiven our sins and blessed us. the reason we can’t meet god is because even though he is close. stopped him. You’re going to become even thirstier. This morning. Just like the people who were suffering and struggling from thirst. i need four actors. We are not far from the blessings of god today. we have different thoughts from god. gulp. next to him. “This is river water!” in fact. an older sailor. don’t do it. although they were floating on a river of fresh water. who almost died of thirst. but they almost died of thirst. god knows that. the boat had already entered the river. Let’s talk about what it is that god is trying to teach us through genesis chapter 27. “hey. i am sure there are a lot of you here. These people were eating and sleeping on a river full of water.” nevertheless. i want to use some actors. gulp. the verse is exactly like this. saying. . but everyone thought that they were still in the ocean because the river was so vast. he drank it down. gulp.56 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again who couldn’t take it anymore. for your better understanding. so he wants to show us his will through the Bible. folks. who are just like the sailors on the river. now. just because you’re thirsty. although god gave us his amazing blessings. you can’t drink salt water. We wind up very far from god’s intentions because we add our own thoughts. Then he suddenly threw the bucket and cried out. we can’t receive them because we are adding our own thoughts to the Word of god. the young sailor drew up the water. dropped a bucket into the water and began to draw it up.
“Jacob. and you take it to your father. when we realise the secret he has for us. in this story. “Wow. Your father will eat it and bless you. get a kid from the flock.2. She truly . whom i love. he immediately went out to do as he was told. one esau and the other Jacob. when i used to read certain parts of the Bible. she said. this can’t happen. what is god trying to teach us through these four actors? in the Scriptures that we have just read. please come forward. your father is going to bless your brother.” When esau heard his father’s words because his heart truly wanted to receive the blessing from his father. quickly make a dish. in the front. we come to understand the secret of god that is hidden within. come forward as Jacob and esau. You two young men. go hunting and make some delicious food. i need to have my younger son. When she saw that isaac wanted to bless only his elder son. Jacob and Esau | 57 To play the father. i’ll kill it. isaac said to esau. holding onto his mother’s skirt. You shouldn’t lose out on his blessing. i need an actress to play the Mother. to receive the blessing. his mother overheard everything. while Jacob stayed home. she thought. don’t be shy. That’d be great.” Jacob’s eyes lit up. isaac had two sons. Then after i eat it. “esau. Sometimes. esau was a hunter. Someone please come forward. but i was often confused because i did not know what the story was about. Brother cho. Mother is really great. now. does this situation have anything to do with you? nothing? not true. “no.” for the second son to receive the blessing. This is a story that is clearly related to you. You don’t know how much of a blessing it is. When we read the Bible carefully. i will freely bless you. i knew that they had something to do with me. however.
She placed the food that Jacob’s father liked the most in Jacob’s hands. esau quickly made his father’s favorite dish. did he? his mother. now please eat and bless me. or a rabbit. don’t worry about a thing. my brother is a hairy man. no matter how weak my father’s eyes are.” When he touched him. a deer. “But Mother.” “Let me touch you. Therefore.” So Jacob went and brought a kid. She sliced and diced. esau. fried and steamed. “father! i have returned from hunting and brought the food that you . just bring the kid. esau returned from his hunting.58 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again loves me. i’m a smooth skinned man. “don’t worry. he’ll end up cursing me. wouldn’t he touch me? What if he touches me and finds out that i’m Jacob? he won’t bless me. he didn’t notice anything and blessed him. there was hair. crossing hills and running around in the mountains? Jacob calmly brought over a kid. rolled up her sleeves and started to cook. Meanwhile. took it to him and said. i’ll take all of the curses you receive. god has given me a deer.” he thought. right? how much suffering must he have gone through. i was able to catch it quickly. rebekah. “father!” “Who are you?” “i am your eldest son. Then she made him stand in front of his father. what did esau do? he was sweating and running around trying to catch a boar. put in this and that and prepared a delicious meal. put esau’s clothes on him and put goat fur all over his smooth skin. after Jacob received all the blessings. he didn’t suffer at all.” “oh? You’ve already come back from hunting?” “Yes.
People served the dragon kings.. i’m esau. it has been a little over a hundred years since the gospel came to Korea. please stand here. “ah. isaac said. They would go and bow down at village shrines or at piles of stone... You are esau? how can there be two esaus?” his father was completely shocked. must we do to be blessed. . and of the dew of heaven from above. your brother. Long ago. don’t you have any blessings left for me?” “no..” “What? Who are you?” “father.” “What? esau was just here. even though all of you may give tithes and keep the Sabbath day diligently.2. bless me as well!” esau cried bitterly.” “father. then. And by thy sword shalt thou live. Jacob did this!” “father. and shalt serve thy brother. but there are others who receive a curse. some are filled with grace and receive a blessing. Let’s put aside the deeper. hidden will of god for just a moment. our nation did not believe in god. nothing works. What.Behold.. the hearth gods and the village guardian gods. thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth. if we don’t know the spiritual meaning of the Bible. no matter what we do or how hard we try. now come and bless me. People who are playing the roles of the two sons. Both sons wanted to be blessed. (Genesis 27:39-40) he did not bless esau. living a life of serving demons and follow- . but rather cursed him. Jacob and Esau | 59 asked for. and how do we come to be cursed? i believe that god gave us this Bible to teach us the difference. but one was blessed and the other was cursed.
fast. without eating the “nut. esau. he wants to say.” Then how should we come to god? Because men don’t know the way to go out to god. although he doesn’t do anything himself. he is the almighty one.” But while they had come to know about this. They would pray and cry all night. Like the old saying. . if god tells the story of how one was blessed and the other cursed between two people who came to be blessed. they go before him according to what they know. is the image of a man who receives blessing by the help of Jesus. they did not know how to serve him. they would go to church and show unconditional zeal. The younger brother. whenever god sees that. finally.” That is why god recorded these words in the Bible.” is like chewing on the shell of a peanut or chestnut only your mouth gets pricked. he knew that people would realise through the story. people came to know Jesus and came to know god. this is how god wants us to come forth to him. The mother is the image of Jesus christ. god didn’t write the words of the Bible because people were bored. however. and he wanted them to have fun. even demons listen if you beg them. They could do such things only because they did not know the one true god. “ah. “ah! god is the one who created the heavens and the earth.60 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ing superstitions. but those are not my ways. the gospel came to our land. “Your sincerity is admirable. is the image of a man who tries to receive blessings by working hard. The older brother. chewing on the “shell” of the Bible. Through the blood and tears of many missionaries. Jesus loves us. make offerings and do volunteer work. Jacob. The father in the story is depicted as the image of god. do you understand? This is the “nut” of the Bible.
This person . This means that although i try to keep and obey the Word of god. he will feel insecure and will not be able to sleep. when i didn’t know the spiritual secrets of god..2. That was the curse that was put upon him. right? he laboured.’ or ‘stay healthy. and the mother loved the younger son. isn’t that right? Yes. unless he has a sword with him at all times. i can only end up being cursed before god. Maybe everything that Jacob had ever done was bad. how frightening a curse that is.’ or something?” isaac didn’t bless him in that manner. that’s right.. but what did the father do? he cursed him. who would go around putting stakes in pumpkins in other people’s pumpkin patches and tripping ladies who were carrying pots of water. a long time ago. it will not bring forth fruit.. (Genesis 27:40) folks. couldn’t he at least say. that’s not good at all. god loves good people and Jesus loves sinners. right? he worked hard. The “nut” in the Bible is what you call spiritual secrets. and even though he plows a field. Jacob and Esau | 61 is it delicious to taste only the “shell” of the Bible? no. i thought. if he didn’t have a blessing to give his son. Where else can you find a curse that says because of his enemies. ‘have a lot of children. esau did what his father had told him to do. That’s why the father loved the elder son.’ ‘become wealthy. his son went out to hunt and obeyed his words. right? But was he blessed or cursed? And by thy sword shalt thou live. The dew of heaven will not come upon him. it’s because we cannot obey or keep the Word of god. Jacob was a problem child and a sinner. There is the story of a man named nolbu. “This is so strange.
five or six years ago. What did this son do to be blessed? did he zealously go out hunting? no. but countless people have tried to come to god with their own zealous efforts in witnessing. he received every blessing there was to receive. “Many people came. after finishing the morning sermon.” Jesus promised that he would receive every curse that we should receive. i spoke to her . he brought forth only what Jesus prepared for him in order to be blessed by god. i said. “i will receive the curse instead of you. as a pastor. Jiri. i led a conference at Mt. one day. it was nearly dinner time and i was about to wrap things up. thinking. at that time. now.62 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again esau is a person who tries to go to god with his own efforts. i asked her a few things. and after i listened to her for a while. When he asked his mother. tithing and trying not to sin. his mother prepared everything for the son to receive the blessings. he didn’t do anything. You must come to god through Jesus. i don’t know if they know about these words. i have been to many churches and have preached the Word of god in many places. i would explain step by step how to receive forgiveness of sin and many received forgiveness. many people had gathered. There is a reason i chose to talk to you about this today. let’s continue with our story. “Should i take a break now?” when a young lady came in. “if there are those among you who want to receive forgiveness of sin. he didn’t. The second son received a tremendous blessing from the father. but god does not like people who come to god with their own efforts. Spiritually speaking. four or five people would come in at a time. The father had no more blessings to give. “What happens if i get cursed?” She said. please come to my tent.
but he loved her from his heart. how the sins in our heart become taken care of and what to do when we break the law. but i couldn’t leave her like that. it was driving me mad. i was afraid that people might misunderstand and think that i had beat her up or something. This woman was so touched and moved. no matter what i said to her. That man loved a lowly. “Pastor. She was then caught up in a bordello and spent several years there. i explained how our sins were transferred to Jesus. so the door was open. and this young lady wouldn’t stop crying. Jacob and Esau | 63 about how our sins are forgiven. not just for some fleshy pleasure. Then my stepmother moved in. she must have sat there and cried for nearly an hour. it was summer. (Hebrews 10:17) When the young lady heard those words. referring to the stories of captain naaman and King david in the old Testament. she met a certain man. after i finished talking. they came to love each other.2. but wound up at the wrong place. Because he loved her so much. how our sins were washed away by Jesus being crucified. i urged her to calm down. . i packed my bags.” but one day. AND THEIR SINS AND INIQUITIES WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE. took the tuition my father had given me and ran away. she stopped crying and spoke about her past.” She went into the city. my mother passed away when i was in middle school. filthy woman like her. so one day. She gave up on her life. she began to weep. finally. i also spoke to her about how sins were forgiven. i read to her from hebrews. i could not get along with her. “i’m rubbish. thinking. finally.
“any news? no news?” no one knows through whose lips it came. her father-in-law would turn his face away from her. the man came to her and said. her heart was filled. how could he love a woman like me.” She followed him and he took her to his house. although they were poor and lived in the countryside. “if only i could forget my past. they were so happy. who used to speak so kindly to her. she made up her mind and came. This young woman told me that those were the happiest days of her life. is this a dream?” one day. and her brother-in-law found out. She could not live there because she felt so insecure. so she would sit in the back and would leave before the service ended. Just follow me. even when she went to church. although they didn’t have a formal wedding ceremony.64 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again thinking. whenever she would serve dinner. The father-in-law found out. from then on. her mother-in-law. that house had turned into hell for this woman. she was so joyful she could not . Two years passed. She lived a very lonely life. but this woman did not have any children. her sister-in-law and brother-in-law would not speak to her. she was afraid to look at people. “don’t say anything. she lived there as his wife. asking. “hey sweetie. without anybody knowing. her mother-in-law found out. “Wow.” would not look at her face.” Jesus had washed away all of this woman’s sins just as it is written in hebrews chapter 10. although it was the same house. her in-laws were waiting. her sister-in-law. and when she heard that there was a conference in Mt. but the family found out that in the past this woman had been a prostitute. saying. Because god had promised not to remember this woman’s sins. Jiri.
he laboured hard. if you try to live according to the words of the Bible. one day. “Pastor. i was invited by the pastor of the church that she attended and led a week-long conference there. and now she is living a bright. shining and blessed life before the Lord. and it was the same with the publican. it’s because we are unable to live by the words of the Bible. That is why god sent . That was why she cried the way she did. When i looked to see who it was. this morning. he tried to do what his father had told him to do. waiting for luck to roll in?” That’s not what this means. What kind of a heart do we humans have today? “That’s how it is in the Bible. i saw it was that woman. it was the same with the Samaritan woman. that woman had never done anything good. if you could live by the words of the Bible. i hope you will throw your thoughts away and listen carefully. you will only be cursed. Why was esau cursed? he tried to live according to the Word of god.” i have not seen her since. When Jesus was on this earth. People with many sins do not need to wash away their own sins. She had lived a dirty. it was a church with about six or seven hundred in the congregation. but the result was to be cursed. it was the same with the woman caught in adultery. Jesus came and did everything for them. after finishing the sermon. however. folks. Jacob and Esau | 65 bear it. filthy life. my husband came to church today for the first time. all of her sins were forgiven by Jesus. folks. i don’t even know her name. as i was leaving. somebody pulled on my sleeve. but is it okay if we do nothing? is it okay to just lie down and nap all day. would there be a need for Jesus? There would be no need. Later on.2.
Jesus. the mother said that she would take all responsibility and receive the curse instead of him. but it soon disappears. effort. Just do whatever i tell you. rebekah. in one. if this son had gone out to the father and something had gone wrong. She had prepared everything for the son who had a lot of problems with sin. and you fall. the food his father liked the most? The mother did. Who proceeded with the plan? The mother did. or anything of my own. so he could go forth before the father and be blessed. You do it for me.” right? But you try. from beginning to end. as if your faith has been restored. Jesus.66 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again his Son. “i do it with faith to believe in Jesus. Was there even one thing that this son did? Who devised the plan.” she replied. i cannot. Most people say. When you pray on the mountain. The mother did everything. and you try again. saying. That is why your spiritual lives are a cycle of falling and stumbling. What is there that i can do? i can do nothing. Who prepared the food that Jacob took. There are only these two ways. i will have you be blessed. so her son would not lack in any way in going forth to his father. i can’t.” and bring forth the faith of believing in what the living Jesus has done. is the image of Jesus christ. on the other hand. you feel good. When you go to a revival. “don’t say anything. without adding my own strength. labouring and toiling. There are two kinds of spiritual lives. there is the way. When Jacob said. “no matter how hard i try to live by the Word of god. for him to be blessed? The mother did. it feels like your heart . and if it does not work. you fall. “no. however. we try to live according to the Word of god: trying. Jacob’s mother. Jesus must do it for me.” The mother did everything.
it would not have survived. if you pour water into the empty cup? What is the difference? in other words. however. Because esau was good.2. you cannot accept the things of Jesus. Let me ask you this: are you like Jacob or esau? as a person. and because he always pleased his father. at that time. i’m going to turn over a new leaf. start all over. when our church was just getting started. but the cup in my left hand is full.” and “i helped the poor. people’s resolutions last only a few days or weeks. it does not last long and you fall down again. Look folks. the result was the . Please listen carefully.” there is no room for the grace of god to enter in.” “i have been going to my church since it was first established. people say. i sold my land to build a chapel. if your heart is not empty. “i have been a christian ever since i was in my mother’s womb. thinking. if. Some resolutions last only a few hours. “This year. is it not? can i pour more water into the cup that is already full? no. if it weren’t for me. But what happens.” “i ran an orphanage. That’s why god sent Jesus christ to us. because you are doing it. he thought that it would be enough if he only hunted well. but full of all the good things you’ve done for the Lord. every new Year’s day.” Then you pray and do things with a new heart. it feels like your faith has gotten much better. That’s right. i’m going to live a good spiritual life. you have your own goodness and truthful works. however. the cup in my right hand is empty. it is only natural that we fall and stumble. Jacob and Esau | 67 is filled with the holy Spirit and when you’re speaking in tongues and prophesying. the grace of the Lord finally comes upon you when your heart is empty. however. esau appears to be much better. however.
wouldn’t you? But let’s say one day. when your actions are good and . There are also those who rely only on the things of Jesus because they throw away all their own things because they realise that they have nothing that is good. i’ll take the responsibility. it was a curse. please raise your hand. That day. What good have i ever done. according to your conscience. When you go out to god like that. does it? isn’t this how your spiritual life is? When you went out to god joyfully. in addition. Jacob went forward with what his mother had done. if you go out to god then. don’t worry.” So. one day. he was afraid to go to him. you went out to god without making an offering and without obeying the Word of god. because Jacob had never done anything right before his father. or you went out to him after a fight with your neighbour. let’s receive a spiritual life check up. after having had a fight with your spouse. how would you feel? You would feel confident. for my father to bless me? Mother. without having done anything himself. you went to the chapel for the service. you were going out to god. why were you able to? if you don’t have joy. on the other hand. you gave a large offering. prayed and did a lot of volunteer work.68 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again opposite of what he thought.” What did rebekah say? “no. is that okay? When i ask you a question. just leave me alone and let my brother be blessed. Should i test your hearts this morning? how about we examine what kind of spiritual life you have? Let’s examine this today. while we have the chance. why do you not have joy? if you are joyful. how do you feel in your heart? Prayer doesn’t seem to come to you. “My father hates me. There are those who rely on their own efforts and labour. Just like a health check up.
let us have boldness! Joseph did not compromise his spiritual life. however. just like the sermon yesterday.” or. then you are not relying on Jesus. So. i’m a sinner. how do most people understand the Bible? “david boldly went forth before goliath. the Bible does not tell us to do those things. Let us be that way as well. isn’t that evidence that you are a person who believes and follows his own actions? Many people say. “i’ve committed adultery. one day. “i did this well. but most people rely on their own actions when they actually go out to god. “i stole something. Jacob and Esau | 69 not joyful because your actions are not good. have compassion upon me.” When the publican prayed. “god. The Bible. i can’t. “Lord.” because we are inadequate. it tells us that when we say.” That is why god did not give the Pharisee righteousness. he didn’t confess each sin saying. i did that well.” instead.2.” The Pharisee. “i am a sinner. a person who thinks he can do something cannot receive the help of Jesus. Because the Pharisee . with their mouth. Let us not compromise our spiritual lives. Let’s love one another. Jesus spoke about the prayer of the publican and the prayer of the Pharisee. he confessed his nature as a sinner. “Pastor! What are you talking about? What works do i have that i would go out with? i go out with the grace of Jesus. even though he was in prison. we can succeed through the help of Jesus. do you remember? The publican said. said.” everyone says that. but he gave righteousness to the publican. Mary Magdalene met the Lord in the middle of her hardships. folks. There is no good in me whatsoever.” There are many people who speak like this. does not teach us that. however.
70 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again thought he was righteous. but many people work to reveal them- . if Jacob had exposed even a little bit of himself. what would have happened? he would have been cursed. but i believe that it was offered secretly by saints to prepare for all the necessities for the entire conference. those kinds of offerings are completely different from offerings given by people to reveal themselves. but when he returned. many people gave offerings. it costs a lot of money to hold this conference. i may not know how the money was gathered. through grace and with thankfulness. many people took the responsibility for payment. he covered himself completely. Jacob was blessed because he completely covered himself. there were conditions to be met. although we have no idea who they were. first. placards and posters. Just last night. i think the story has gotten a little dogmatic. Let’s continue talking about this. Most people receive blessing. When Jacob went out to his father to be blessed. There is an offering box in the back. he did not receive the righteousness from god. folks. When we made fliers. The thankful thing is that many people offered their money to god. they hid themselves. This morning. but not one person revealed himself or herself. Jacob covered himself when he went out. instead. Many people made offerings for us to pay for the television advertising we did. folks. he went back as the sinner he was. but returned as a righteous person. making their offering unto god. i’m here in Busan now doing this conference. if they live their spiritual lives covered and hidden. That’s what it says in the Bible. but please listen. The Pharisee came thinking that he was righteous. The publican came as a sinner.
donate a piano.2. when they make an offering. then we wouldn’t have put one at all. you put the picture of the entire face. So and so Kim made an offering of thanks. if we were not going to put Pastor ock Soo Park’s picture on the flier. because he has a big. many people in Korea have twisted spiritual lives. . let’s just put the sharp nose of Pastor ock Soo Park on the advertisement. they reveal who they are. when they donate a piano to the church. if you are going to put out a picture. good-looking mouth. it would be nice. revealing everything dirty and filthy about us. write. Today. So you must be covered when you come forth to god. however. if we put the picture on the flyer. then we should reveal not only the good. whether it’s good looking or not. The pastor then stands at the podium and announces. but bad works also show up. Jacob and Esau | 71 selves. at this time. if it needs a podium. do you just cut his mouth out of the picture and put that on the flier as his picture? Would we do that? “Since Pastor ock Soo Park has a good looking nose.” no one would do that. or when they build a podium. if we were truly to reveal what we have done. would we only put the picture of his eyes because Pastor ock Soo Park has good-looking eyes? or. but the evil as well. i would like to thank you for allowing us to open our beauty salon. Should we not? My picture was on a television advertisement and on fliers that went out. our father god. the offering in which you reveal yourself is not an offering with which god is pleased. do not reveal yourself. Some people. give a podium. if only good works were revealed before god. When your church needs a piano. But do not do it in your name. Whenever they make offerings. do it in the name of Jesus. even if you make offerings to god.
i hope that you will hide yourselves. what would he say when he goes to heaven? “i have done no good deeds.” he wouldn’t just say it with his mouth. it wasn’t possible to tell whether the man was Jacob. hiding yourself and glorifying Jesus. and if you choose to make an offering. Tonight. That is what god wants.72 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “deacon so and so Kim opened a beauty salon at Shinsadong. man is revealed far too grandly in the churches of Korea. he should see only what Jesus has done. what did i do? i haven’t done anything. in the same way. it’s not too late. even a little. even now. “oh.” This is corruption of religion. thank you for allowing my son to study in america and earn a doctorate.” People say. but with his heart. as well as the good you have done. if a person comes before god the father and receives blessings.” it is an offering. though you may not show it. glowing with thanks. Loving folks. we must cover ourselves. or if you have that kind of a thought. gangnam and has made an offering of thanks. “god. “There is nothing i’ve done. even after his father touched him because Jacob was covered with goat hair. if you have boasted or shown off. Today. The first condition for Jacob to be blessed before his father was that he must be hidden. When god sees us. humans are so exposed that there is no room for god to work. about the good things you’ve done before the Lord. he should not see us. but at the same time showing off your son. You must hide all of the wrong. if there are any among you who have received grace and have a heart. the offering box is in the back. People do not know how fake this is in the eyes of god.” . make the offering. be ashamed of yourself. With what? We must be covered with the deeds of Jesus christ.
and that behavior looks like humility. “god!” We must be completely and absolutely hidden. god? god. it is said that god does not receive those who pray with reverence on the streets crying. . it is evil and dirty. i may have made some offering.2. even during the time of Jesus. What is the use of being confident? it’s not as good as getting something that was already there at home. “god.” That is not how it is. receive me because i have made offerings. god. People were like this. if they helped the poor. Look only at Jesus and receive me. Why are people given a curse? it’s because they confidently think they can do well. who is like the elder brother in our spiritual lives. folks. god said that they already had their rewards. whose name should we rely upon? We must go out to god relying upon the name of Jesus christ. how much more so would i be in Your eyes. before god. even in the eyes of a dirty. Jacob did not go in his own name. The heart of esau was. rather. they would sound the trumpets again. “god. who is the first Son of god. “Jacob can’t even hunt. This is truly abominable. Me? i’m confident. but they are actually subtly trying to exalt themselves behind their words. please do not look at me. i prayed well. but there is nothing i can bring forth to you. Before people and before god. all i have is dirtiness and filthiness. Jacob and Esau | 73 They say that. if i’m evil. he went forward relying upon his brother’s name.” They have the heart of esau. filthy person like myself. they would sound the trumpets. i’m really evil and dirty. Second. isn’t that true? Jacob completely covered himself. i am abominable. if they helped someone else. we must have absolutely nothing to show. i am truly filthy. when we go before the Lord. so receive me.
if he doesn’t have ten thousand pounds. he will die. or if i do this. many people say that they believe in god. This means you look up to Jesus with all your heart. There’s a young man who needs ten thousand pounds.” if this young man has other places where he can borrow money. it does not work no matter what we do. but they are so taken by themselves and have so much hope in themselves. other than from me.” he would say. you can rely upon Jesus with all your heart. would he continue to beg me? “forget this. “if i do well. Last night. “if i just make up my mind and become more determined. “hallelujah!” but they don’t know what to do. wrong again.74 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again no matter how hard i try to do well. Today. Then we can rely upon Jesus christ. wouldn’t he cling to me. it will work. “i’m going somewhere else. People who think. whether he lives or dies? This is how it is for us. So he comes to borrow from me. i gather ten or twenty people. wrong. then i can please god. i don’t want to lend him any money so i say. it is useless. so don’t look at me. during spiritual counseling time. as i lead conferences. if this young man has no other place to borrow money. some people receive forgiveness of sin. That person can be saved.” however. sit them down and talk to them about forgiveness of sin. See only Jesus christ and see the things that he has done as what i have done and receive me. When you come to the conclusion that there is no hope in you. That’s what we must realise. after i speak to them. i was .” do not rely upon Jesus. right?” no. “i’m broke. “if i just try a little bit more. Because we can only be destroyed. They rejoice and cry out. god will be pleased.” This is what true spiritual life is. sometimes. right?” no. receiving the grace of Jesus.
” you can all go home having received forgiveness of sin. which could only be destroyed. how our sins passed over to Jesus. i will hunt and bring back delicious food. “i truly have no hope in me. When i saw that. he’s a complete fake. even during Jesus’ time. please give me the Word.2. how our sins became as white as snow. There is no good in me. Loving folks. i was being used for the work of god in leading souls. was self-sufficient. and how eternal redemption was accomplished. “Still. ten or more other people sat down and surrounded us. Pastor. i cannot help but be destroyed. “hey. esau. i couldn’t sleep. when he went out to his father. although he goes to church.” So i spoke with her. when a young woman came to me with her baby. deacon Kim. saying. he could rely only upon his mother. and some people were so rejoiceful that they didn’t know what to do. at that time. i talked to her about how Jesus forgave us of our sins. if you come before Jesus with an open heart. even after i went home. “Pastor. however. She said. i was happy and i couldn’t sleep. however. i did this well.” People with this kind of heart have always gone against Jesus. But at least i’m truthful. Why do i need to rely upon my . when he went out to his father. it was really like that. you said stand up and come forward. When i was finished. Because Jacob was totally helpless. i think he’s a phony. into life! That’s why i yell and testify to you until my throat explodes. some people think. Jacob and Esau | 75 coming down from the podium after finishing the sermon. some people nodded their heads. They have never received Jesus. but i couldn’t come forward because of my baby. There is nothing i can do well. i was so thankful. it means that they could not truly rely upon Jesus.
76 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again mother?” as a result. don’t know this. rather. i cannot do it. i can admit that. Many people. do you think that they put this kind of story in the Bible to make the Bible thick because it would look shabby if the Bible were thin? no. while i was struggling in sin. There are so many people who do not know the will of god. if they try hard and work hard. Jesus must save me. it was then that i discovered. one day. i came here to spread the will of god to the citizens of Busan. however. but i’m telling you to acknowledge that you are dirty inside your heart. he was cursed. it is because Jesus gives me the strength to overcome sin. The Lord washed all my sins. i can live a spiritual life because Jesus is upholding me. that i am a person who could only be destroyed. it is only because Jesus upholds me. reveal yourselves. There are many great pastors here in Busan. i realised the secret of the precious blood of the Lord.” “i can’t do it anymore. every word contains the sincere heart of the Lord. i was changed and the Lord has upheld me from that moment on. Long ago. that i do not end up in the dirty sewers. i’m not a great person or a person who has a doctorate from abroad. i was truly a bad person. that’s not why. Many of them have doctorate degrees. i’m not living a good spiritual life because i have faith. the moment i received forgiveness of sin. i cannot do it. these words teach us about our heart in spiritual life. it’s not that my heart is so strong that i do not commit sins. every verse. They think that it will be enough. even if i try. from head to toe. “i’m not like that. even . there are many great pastors who i admire. folks. Loving folks. Throw away your heart. who truly wants to speak to us. Jesus came into my heart. i can only be destroyed. i’m not saying to shout out your failings here.
you will know the will of god and will live a blessed life. Through Jacob and esau. when she received forgiveness of sin? What did the thief on the cross do.” Today. Jacob and Esau | 77 if i labour. god is showing us a precious secret. a lot of time has passed. i believe that from that moment on. Jesus always went to those kinds of people and showed them the path to salvation. That’s what you must realise. you cannot know the watermelon’s true taste. Lord. There was nothing that Jacob did. i cannot do it. even if i toil. What did the woman caught in adultery do. Loving folks. at this time. Jesus will come looking for a person who has this kind of heart. have compassion on me. i believe you will meet the Lord. today. no matter how you much you lick the rind of a watermelon. you cannot know the taste of the chestnut. no matter how much you chew on the shell of a chestnut. folks.” if there is a person like that.” People who are like that must realise that they are the ones who are the most distant from god. at this hour. if we only know the shell of the Bible. are you a choir member? are you a Sunday School teacher? are you a baptized church member? a deacon? “But still. When you realise the spiritual secrets hidden inside the Bible. it is not profitable to us at all. i’m not like that. when he went to heaven? all they did was realise that they were people who could only die.2. . i cannot do it. “i’m a sinner who can only be destroyed.
and all the people came unto him. They say unto him. So when they continued asking . and with his finger wrote on the ground. and he sat down. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. as though he heard them not. and when they had set her in the midst. i will read to you from verse 1. But Jesus stooped down. in the very act. this woman was taken in adultery. that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said. Master. that they might have to accuse him. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery. let’s begin by opening our Scriptures to John chapter 8. Now Moses in the law commanded us. tempting him. and taught them.3 Woman Caught in Adultery T onight. And early in the morning he came again into the temple.
No man. So i said.” and we laughed it off. He that is without sin among you. he lifted up himself.80 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again him. Woman. a few pastors told me yesterday evening that i was speaking too fast and that they could not understand me. i feel quite nervous and anxious because of this. and said unto them. Neither do I condemn thee: go. even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone. if the holy Spirit works as you listen carefully to these Words. (John 8:1-11) i’m sure you have already received plenty of grace through this evening’s testimonies and praises. and saw none but the woman. beginning at the eldest. let him first cast a stone at her. i believe that i will see you . and the woman standing in the midst. i have nine sessions to preach the Word to you this week. i think you will need to open your hearts wide. but because the Bible speaks so clearly and precisely about redemption. Thus. “That’s why you need to buy the sermon tapes and listen two or three times. and wrote on the ground. i am not a good speaker. being convicted by their own conscience. if you receive forgiveness of sin and take the Lord into your heart. you will be able to receive forgiveness of sin. i want to talk to you about redemption during this week. folks. i spoke to you last night and this morning. during our remaining sessions. went out one by one. i hope in my heart that all of you will receive forgiveness of sin. And they which heard it. Lord. and this is our third session. and sin no more. where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said. And Jesus said unto her. When Jesus had lifted up himself. he said unto her. And again he stooped down. which is quite different from what you have generally thought of it as.
not a superficial one. so i don’t think you are very happy about this. Woman Caught in Adultery | 81 in that eternal land. every time you try to come out to god. “The Secret of forgiveness and Being Born again. as well.3. i have already promised the people in Jeonju. so it’s going to be hard for me to promise to meet you at some other gate. wait for me at the middle gate on the south side. i hope we will have that joy of meeting each other and living together there. three on the west side. . “amen. My biggest problem was the problem of sin. if you would like to see me. i was invited by the pastor of the Jeonju church to lead a conference in a large hall in Jeonju called anticommunism hall. at the end of the conference. Three on the east side. with the Lord. even if you return home and never see Pastor Park again.” That means that if we have sin. saying. “There are twelve gates into heaven. This problem destroys your courage. wait a while. anyway. folks. in reading the Bible. let’s resolve the problem of sin that is tormenting your heart. Many people received forgiveness of sin through that conference. but that was very difficult. What does it say back here? it says. and let’s all meet at the middle gate on the south side and go in together. don’t go in first. Those of you. i’ve always had many questions. who get there early. Last spring. Then we can meet at the middle gate on the south side of heaven and enter together. when we all meet in heaven.” The people who had received forgiveness of sin rejoiced. i wanted to live a true spiritual life. there are still some people here who cannot go to heaven. i had so many questions about having my sins forgiven. i said. eternally. during this week. hallelujah!” however. three on the south side and three on the north side. i’m sure you’ve felt this way. we can never stand before god.
and i.. Lord.. i often saw in the Bible that Jesus always had private . Lord. i was curious about one other thing. there are many stories where Jesus often had one-on-one conversations with people. and i didn’t know whether because of that my sins were really washed as white as snow. i have often heard sermons that sounded as if we could all go to heaven. when we look in the Bible. “how could anyone go to heaven just like that?” The Bible says.82 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again among the many sermons i’ve heard. Then. it was just the two of them. had time to lay my heart out before Jesus and have a conversation with him. But when i would listen to those sermons.. in John chapter 3. sometimes i would think. in John chapter 8. (Matthew 7:21) i was most curious about whether i could just believe and go to heaven. shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Jesus quietly called me. although he lived a busy life. Not every one that saith unto me. Jesus had a one-on one conversation with the Samaritan woman. just by going to church. They say you can all go to heaven because coming to church is believing in Jesus. five thousand people. often preaching to three. i had so much sin. who was struggling because of sin. Jesus had a one-on-one conversation with the woman caught in adultery. The truly thankful thing is that. i was very curious about how my sins could be completely washed clean. in John chapter 5. When i looked into my heart. in John chapter 4. Jesus had a one-on-one conversation with the man who had an infirmity for thirtyeight years. i heard that Jesus was crucified and died on the cross for my sins. Jesus had a one-on-one conversation with nicodemus.
caught in adultery. “i believe. the whole Bible was full of nothing but questions. they discovered that the rice directly under the street lamps did not mature.” but you cannot truly. There was an article in the newspaper a little while ago. Woman Caught in Adultery | 83 conversations with a few of his disciples. The rice was growing. Maybe he quickly ran away. i believe. over to Jesus? What did Jesus write on the ground with his finger? i have these questions. who worked the land alongside the Kimpo airport road. “i’m going to kill you. but the rice did not ripen. if someone says. the blossoms were blooming. we will also have time for individual fellowship and counseling. when i read the Bible. after the main service. as long as they carry that burden because the heart flows according to a certain order.” then you may say. and i’ve also given many sermons about this story in John chapter 8. believe. i think that this is good. Just believe. when i read these words. however. Strangely. looked carefully at their rice. People say. a woman was caught in the act of adultery. when i read the Bible. The farmers. “Just believe. during this conference. in your heart. if you don’t believe. When they investigated the problem. very bright street lamps were installed along the road leading to Kimpo airport and were turned on before the asian games. but faith can never be done unconditionally. i have heard many sermons. just as they had individual fellowship with Jesus. at one point. i am curious as to where the man went.3.” other things may be done that way. after he had finished preaching to large crowds. The farm- . Why did they drag the woman. because just believing blindly can never work. people with a burden in their heart cannot be forced to believe. There are still many things that i am curious about.
“Lord. saying “how could that be? The rice did not ripen because of the street lamps? That makes no sense.” the government officials questioned it. they say. “our rice did not ripen. “i believe!” and they even try screaming. and they don’t know what kind of plagues that might bring about. it does not work.” as a result. the street lamps were turned off at midnight. the farmers were saying that they should receive compensation. When rice is growing. likewise. But the rice could not ripen because the bright street lights burned throughout the night. and we incurred this amount of loss because of the street lamps. but when it’s time for the rice to ripen. Thus. but why should they have to say. they should believe. but they try to believe in the absence of faith. and the rice could not sleep. and as the nights become longer. folks. from then on. they need to have a lot of sleep in order for the rice to ripen well. The expert said that even rice must sleep at night. When the farmers said. Yes. i heard that scientists in america can put a mirror up in space to shine sunlight on certain cities in america. the plants need long days with a lot of sunshine. we believe in you!” and force it out? They are forcing themselves to believe because they are unable to believe naturally. they consulted a farming expert about the problem. the plants need shorter days. . even during the night. There is a certain order in all things created by god in this world. if you drag someone and tell them to believe and believe. and when that doesn’t work.84 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ers requested compensation for their loss. our spiritual lives cannot be forced. but they dare not do it because it would destroy the life cycle. if you believe then you believe. especially at the end of the season.
i never once said. You are unable to believe that Jesus cleansed your sins because you do not have faith in your heart. i believe in you. i am wanting. There is something in your heart that says. . You say that if you believe in Jesus. The first thing that comes to mind when you pray is sin. you cannot lift your face. You may attend the Sunday service. he tried to cleanse our hearts. Jesus did not try to cleanse our heads. Woman Caught in Adultery | 85 although i believe in my wife.” are forcing themselves to believe because faith has failed them.” You know that Jesus was crucified to cleanse you of your sins. “honey. my loving wife. i believe in you. “i believe. i am not good enough. is there anyone here who doesn’t know that Jesus was crucified for your sins? There is an old Korean proverb. you may make offerings. Tonight i do not want to tell you that Jesus christ was crucified for your sins. and thankful. But. “no. i think that sin still remains. What are your problems? You know that Jesus was crucified and died for your sins. you may become a choir member. “honey. and you may even become a Sunday School teacher. folks. happy. the faith that my sins have been washed as white as the driven snow is somehow not so easily acquired. but when you come forth to god. with no sin in your heart.” if one day i were to say to my wife. That is not faith. You can do all of this through your own strength. you may fast. “i am so ashamed. however. That is because there is no one who doesn’t know that. we can see that it is not completely accomplished inside of your heart.” because you are ashamed to stand before god.3.” how funny would that be? People who say. You can only live a life of saying. faith must come according to principle. and with your mouth you may say that you are clean. you’re joyful.
and he sat down. folks. (John 8:4) .” it is a fact that Jesus christ was crucified for our sins. up to this point.. “Jesus died for my sins. will the holy Spirit enter your heart. Master. to wash my sins as white as snow” comes into your heart. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery. do you not? now let’s read the next verse. They say unto him. i want to think about how we can cleanse the sin from our heart through the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery. who came before Jesus and received forgiveness of sin. and all the people came unto him. i have searched the Bible to read about how our sins were forgiven through the blood of the cross. as is told in John chapter 8. this woman was taken in adultery. that is not faith. (John 8:1-3) You all understand. and taught them. all together. verse four. only when that happens. your heart would not resist and you would enjoy peace and freedom. if Jesus was crucified and sin remains in your heart.86 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “nothing comes without some effort. and when they had set her in the midst.. in the very act. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. Throughout my ministry.. according to the Scriptures. but the sins in your heart must be washed away. i cannot tell you about them all. There are many stories in the Bible about forgiveness of sin. and he will lead you. And early in the morning he came again into the temple. That is nothing. if the faith.
when people sin. there is an important story here. there are not many people who have a mouth as big as mine. . The law sentenced her to “death. “not guilty. there is a good chance that a person like me would take first place. Suppose we are holding a singing contest. The reason is. Just because you sing well does not mean you will win first place. Moses said that this woman should be stoned to death. This woman committed a sin. This means the result of how well or how poorly you sing will change. But “Master what sayest thou?” The people were judging a sinner. how well or how poorly you do depends on the judging criteria. Woman Caught in Adultery | 87 Yes. Now Moses in the law commanded us. What did it say? it said.” This is the difference in the law.” how then. She must have been very ashamed. this woman was taken in the very act of adultery. Who first gave the judgement? The law gave the judgement. that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? (John 8:5) folks. even though we want to save her. if the judging criteria say the person who opens their mouth the widest will receive the most points.3. a sister sang a hymn just a little while ago. one person who sins can receive only the death penalty. the judgement of that sin will change according to the law. right? and now i will read verse five to you. The only way to save that person is to apply another law. in the same way. here is a woman who has sinned. for example. according to the judging criteria. would Jesus judge this woman? a judgement completely different from that of the law came forth from Jesus.
not too long ago. you would have been caught for violating the curfew.” if he runs away to north choongchung Province. however. a long time ago. if you violate t he c u r f e w. or anything like that. i want to tell you this evening the true way this woman . the police come blowing their whistles. there was no curfew in Kyungju. here in Busan. i don’t know much about these things. w h i le w it h i n t he b ou nd a r ie s of S out h choongchung Province.88 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again according to the law. The woman in John chapter 8. but you are free in north choongchung Province because there is no curfew law there. there is no way we can save her. nor look at someone lustfully. even when the curfew law was in effect. is that a sin? That cannot be a sin in north choongchung Province because there is no curfew law there. you have to pay a fine. Suddenly. drinking and having a good time. “You’re in violation of the curfew. did not just attempt to commit adultery. Say a person on the border between north choongchung Province and South choongchung Province was in South choongchung Province at around midnight. according to the law. it’s not. who committed adultery. but i think the police are very zealous about their jurisdiction. on Jeju island and in north choongchung Province. that woman could not be delivered from destruction. if that person comes back to South choongchung Province. the police w ou ld c ome t o g e t h i m . saying. it was so clear that she had sinned because she was caught while committing adultery. the police have no authority to arrest him. But is it still a sin to go around after midnight? no. it is because the law has changed. i f he r u n s a w a y t o nor t h choongchung Province. if you had gone around after midnight.
it was this person for sure. We even have photos and eye witnesses. Let’s talk about this again. he was caught on the spot. folks. What i say. even though it was past midnight. “is that all you have to say?” “Yes.” “But he is not guilty. afterwards he goes up to north choongchung Province. may be very different from what you have all been thinking until now. The judge sits there and asks.. But if the republic .” Suppose they go there. suppose i were a person who does not believe in Jesus and suppose that i were a smoker. Then what will the arrested man say? “i will be judged at the court of north choongchung Province because this is north choongchung Province. work hard and live a good life.” “The defendant is not guilty. What condemns us as sinners? The law condemns us as sinners.. “This man was out running around.” There is no law to bind him. Would that be a sin? That cannot be a sin.” no matter how much he says that.” “no. according to the law of the republic of Korea today.” Then the policeman says. i saw it myself.3. Suppose right then the police follow him all the way to north choongchung Province and arrest him. the judge says. Sin cannot be sin without the law.” The judge then says. i’m sure of it. What happens if a person in north choongchung Province comes down to South choongchung Province past midnight? he will get arrested. i’m done. “What? our province doesn’t have night curfew violation. and he is tried. but i hope that you will open your heart and listen to what i have to say. Woman Caught in Adultery | 89 caught in adultery could be freed from sin through the words in the Bible. “What is your sin?” “curfew violation.. go back home.
the starter lamp turns off. you shall receive the death penalty.90 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again of Korea made a law that said. i shouldn’t commit adultery.” would it be okay for me to smoke? if i were to get caught smoking. god does not like this kind of thing. even when you sin.” “oh. romans says that there was sin before there was the law. have you ever seen a broken starter lamp? The starter lamps need to blink and then turn off. The law taught sin to us. i would immediately be taken away and be executed. the f luorescent tube cannot shine brightly. galatians tells us that the law is like a school-master who leads us to Jesus christ. it is the law that made us realise this. you cannot know that it is bad. The woman caught in adultery came to Jesus. what does the fluorescent lamp do? You don’t know what happens? if the starter lamp does not turn off. sin was not considered sin. but sometimes it doesn’t turn off. The starter lamp lights up and flickers before the fluorescent tube lights up. what i’m talking about this evening may be a bit rigid and a bit hard to understand.” “oh. That’s how it is with the law. it is like the starter lamp for a fluorescent light. it was not the Pharisees and the scribes who dragged this woman to Jesus but the law. But when there was no law. i shouldn’t commit murder. Without the law. folks. “if you smoke.” folks. actually. but i’ll continue. When the fluorescent tube lights up. . could this woman be dragged to him without the law? The law makes sin and the sin is what leads us to Jesus. right? But did she walk over on her own two feet? or did someone drag her there? The Bible records that the scribes and the Pharisees dragged her there. Thus the law establishes sin. if the starter lamp does not turn off. “ah.
who wants to receive forgiveness of sin. but the fact that he wrote. The law works as a starter lamp. he wrote on the ground with his finger. folks. but it does not say what he wrote. and they have speculated a great deal on this. when Jesus was judging the woman caught in the act of adultery. there is no book as truthful. if the starter lamp is always on. after making us realise the sin inside of our hearts. as clear and as definite as the Bible. what did he write with his finger on the ground?” i answered to him. Many Biblical scholars have researched on what Jesus may have written. “i don’t know. the fluorescent tube cannot shine brightly. instead. The law made you. Woman Caught in Adultery | 91 nobody would come forth in front of Jesus. that such a person be stoned. how do i understand this? There is one thing that god wants to tell us. the law must leave and Jesus christ must come in. but what do you say?” right then. Let’s continue. when your hearts are continually caught under the law.3. the holy Spirit can never be upon you.” among all the books that i’ve read in this world. it surely has been written about in the Bible. what meaning does Jesus writing upon the ground . “Pastor. realise what sin is. i read in the Bible that Jesus wrote on the ground with his finger. “Moses in the law commanded us. if they did not realise sin. in the same way. one day i was leading a Bible study and somebody asked me a question. what did Jesus say? he said nothing. This Bible misses nothing and has a match for everything. with his finger. on the ground. it is not the content of what Jesus wrote. You must be freed from the law and only then will the holy Spirit of god be upon you. The people asked. Then. if we need to know something.
Sinai. then she could only die. The law first judged this woman. on Mt. Tekel. god wrote with his finger twice in this world. it says that god himself wrote the Ten commandments with his finger. But. She was caught in the act. and what Jesus wrote with his finger on the ground. but you and i would . Upharsin. (daniel 5:25) afterward. The first time was when Moses received the tablets of stone on Mt. This woman should be judged by the law.” Jesus was being forced to give his judgement. i want to tell you. Sinai. it says that a certain man’s hand appeared and wrote on the wall.92 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again have? i have searched the Bible for anywhere where words were written with a finger. what the difference is between the Ten commandments god wrote with his finger on the tablets of stone. Sinai about 1500 years before Jesus. That law was written by god on tablets of stone on Mt. Jesus did not write these things anywhere else. not only would that woman have received destruction. The scribes and the Pharisees came and said. Moses’ Law says that this kind of a woman should be stoned to death. Mene. if god had judged with the law he wrote with his finger on Mt. here. Sinai. if this woman had been judged according to the law that god had written with his own finger. i came to realise an amazing secret. Master what do You say? Please show us Your judgement. but he wrote them before the woman caught in the act of adultery. Why did he write this before the woman caught in adultery? Jesus wrote on the ground where he was asked to stand in judgement of this woman. in the book of daniel. Mene. when i looked where god wrote with his finger. “This woman committed adultery. There is meaning in the fact that Jesus wrote on the ground with his finger before judging this woman.
and that is why Jesus once again wrote with his finger on the ground. Ultimately. at that time. this woman who could only die. Bible scholars have studied the Bible with the computer. Jesus christ came to save this woman caught in adultery. but to save you and me this evening. during the 1500 years between Moses’reception of the law and the coming of Jesus. people lived through god. nor could he save us with the law as it was. he took a maid servant named hagar as his concubine. without the law. These words about the law are a bit stiff. this woman who could only be destroyed. The Bible says that abraham was righteous. but they have many interesting aspects. he had many faults and committed many sins. we can only be destroyed because no one on earth has ever kept the law perfectly. not only that woman. Woman Caught in Adultery | 93 have as well. it tells us that he became righteous by faith. The Lord decided to change the law because through the law all people can receive only destruction. abraham was a human being.c. abraham was a friend of god. as a result. and he deceived people. they discovered that the year Moses received the tablets of stone on Mt. But Jesus could not save her. whoever is judged by the law could only be destroyed. Because of that. Jesus came to save. saying that his wife was his sister. just like us. even though abraham may have done wrong things because there were no laws between god . change the law into what? he decided to change it into the law of love. But how was he able to be so close to god? There were no laws between god and abraham. Sinai was 1491 B. the law of grace and into the law of faith. not one person kept the law perfectly.3. abraham’s wrongdoing would not be acknowledged. abraham was not without blemish.
fine then.” “okay. i will give you the law.. if you keep it. we will keep it all. You. saying. you will be blessed. Please . now god needs to establish a new law for us because there is no one who can keep the law. i will tell you about forgiveness of sin. The book of galatians calls the law a school-master. They said.” they said. But no one was able to. if not. The law was not given to sanctify us.. you will be cursed. it says. We live however we want to because without the law.” Then i come here at two in the morning. a law that cannot be kept is of no value. But if none of you come. so save us. We come forth to Jesus christ by realising that we are sinners through the law. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions. “if you come here at two o’clock tomorrow morning. The Bible tells us about this in many places. god said. till the seed should come to whom the promise was made. The law was given to make us realise sin.. Suppose i made you a promise tonight. that is a useless promise. had made the promise to be here. it tells us that we realise through the law we are sinners who could only die and that makes us come forth before Jesus. When the people of israel left egypt. we do not know that we are sinners. (Galatians 3:19) Should we rip up the old Testament because we no longer need the law? That is not it. nor to make us righteous.94 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again and abraham. “okay. too. as promised. “We will live keeping the Word of god. they did not want simply to receive grace.” Because the people of israel were speaking so arrogantly. Try keeping it.
Behold. even though you may keep all of the rest but break one law. first. in the old Testament. Jesus had to change the law to save the woman.” folks. to go to heaven. if anyone among you stands before the law to be judged. Why? it is because the whole law should to be kept. this is actually talking about us. saith the LORD. the days come. Let’s open the Bible. The book of Jeremiah comes after the book of isaiah. This evening.3. to go forth to god. By nature. who are trying hard to keep the law. and we break it. we are beings who cannot keep the law. it’snot because we lack in effort that we cannot keep the law. Jesus wrote on the ground with his finger. “The wages of sin is death. Thus. “oh. god wrote the Ten commandments of the law. we realise. i am a sinner. it is the same as breaking it all. But god gave us a law we could not keep. that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel. Jesus christ wrote the law of love. there are so many people today. and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring . did you find it? Let’s read Jeremiah 31:31. When we try to keep the law. then he would have given us a law that we could keep. not knowing this. The woman caught in the act of adultery here represents not only this woman caught in adultery. not just a part of it.” it is because there is no one who has not sinned. you can only die. The Bible says. Second.” if you could hope to become clean by keeping the law. Woman Caught in Adultery | 95 repeat after me. “The law was given for us to realise sin. it’s not that we lack in determination that we are unable to do this.
of course. There was a covenant.” i didn’t realise it.although I was an husband unto them. saith the Lord: The law they received on Mt. and they shall be my people. but my suit had gotten old and was worn out. saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity.. folks. After those days. perhaps about two years ago. . although I was an husband unto them. saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. now.. why do you need new shoes? if the shoes you are wearing now are worn out. which my covenant they brake. you need to get new shoes. even though they have many good suits hanging in the closet. these days there are a lot of people who get new suits. and I will remember their sin no more. and overtake thee. . saith the LORD. “honey. worn-out suit would no longer do. another law has been established. Sinai was established the day they were led out of egypt. i think you need a new suit. saying. and will be their God. god promised. (Jeremiah 31:32-34) one day. Know the LORD: for they shall all know me. and write it in their hearts. my wife said. Why did i need a new suit? i needed a new suit because my old. There was the law between god and the people of israel.96 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again them out of the land of Egypt. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour. and every man his brother. from the least of them unto the greatest of them. I will put my law in their inward parts. And all these blessings shall come on thee. So i went to the tailor with my wife and got a new suit.
god said that a new covenant. and the fruit of thy ground. no one kept the law perfectly. Whose judgement does she receive now? She is now judged through Jesus’ law of grace and law of love. no one among the israelites could keep the law. Who established that law? god established it. and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. We don’t know what he wrote. and the flocks of thy sheep..3. but among the many peoples of the world. can Pastor Park change it? he cannot. not only among the people of israel. indeed. Blessed shalt thou be in the city. Woman Caught in Adultery | 97 if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. (John 8:7) . This was prophesied in Jeremiah chapter 31.. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body. it was pointless to god whether he had the law or not. folks. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in. he wrote the law of the grace of the holy Spirit and this woman no longer needed to be judged according to the old law. this law was useless. . Thus. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Thus. a new law should be established because there was no way we could go out to god through this law. from god’s perspective. and that is why Jesus christ began to write on the ground with his finger.He that is without sin among you. This woman is a sinner who according to the Law of Moses could only die. (Deuteronomy 28:2-6) But. and the fruit of thy cattle. and blessed shalt thou be in the field. The law had to be changed into a new law because Jesus came to save sinners who could only die. the increase of thy kine. let him first cast a stone at her.
Jesus gave his judgement. Sometimes you say you have received forgiveness of sin through the grace of Jesus. if he does only what i can do. They all went away. right? i too know how to walk on the sea. and sin no more. you have to keep the law perfectly. The law is a good thing. i’m not going to believe in Jesus. the law is not sin.98 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again no one was able to stone her. if you are going to stay under the law. and sometimes you say. if you are going to come out to Jesus. why then would i believe in him? Jesus walked on water. but . of course.” Your spiritual life cannot grow because you are going back and forth. “i’m a sinner who could only die. i didn’t learn it through the Bible. Would you like me to teach you how to walk on water? do you want me to teach you? of course. i believe because Jesus walked on water because he does things i cannot do. the Law of Moses.Neither do I condemn thee: go. and sometimes you are under the other law. Some people these days cannot believe that Jesus walked on water. “how can a person walk on water? The specific gravity of a man is greater than the specific gravity of water.” is it not? But if Jesus does only what man can do. There are many of you who are indecisively going back and forth between the two laws.. you need to forget the law and receive grace. he’s exactly like me. You people in Busan live near the ocean. (John 8:11) Jesus judged this woman with the law of love because he had taken the place of sin. . You must choose one or the other. Sometimes you are under one law. the law of love..
this business of walking on water. i’ll take the responsibility. This is funny. if you step with your right foot before your left foot sinks. so please listen carefully. before your right foot sinks. first.” even though you try hard. Then. When i was receiving driver training. Keeping the law is also impossible for us. the instructor spoke . knowing that you would be completely unable to keep it. step with your right foot. But still we fall into the deception of Satan that says. “don’t even look up at a tree you can’t climb. i’m not going to take the responsibility. Thus. if you drown. Before your left foot sinks. if you could keep the law. But if you delay in stepping with your left foot because your right foot was sinking. he made the law so we would be unable to keep it. but the problem is that we do not have the power to step with our left foot before our right foot sinks. i don’t know who taught you to do it like that. you say. There is an old Korean proverb that says.3. When you get to the water. it’d be good. step with your left foot into the sea. saying. right? This is what the law is like. i’m a sinner. unable to see the pathway of grace. how arrogant would you become. doing exactly as i have taught you.” and you are humbled. god knows man well. go try it at haeundae Beach.” it still doesn’t work. he knows what we can and what we cannot do. you can walk to daema island and even to Japan. if you could keep the law? Because you cannot keep it. “Lord. You won’t drown. i’ll teach you. run fast toward the ocean at haeundae Beach. “Try hard to keep the law. it’s not so difficult. You can even go to america. “Lord.” and we try to keep it with all our effort and become completely blinded. god gave you the law. step with your left foot. Woman Caught in Adultery | 99 because we’re on the subject.
Lord. We would study how to get to a house before we had to go there. But when he is driving at 100 kilometres per hour he can only see 15 degrees. We cannot see how our sins become forgiven. and the surroundings pass by so quickly. folks. i looked only straight ahead. She would say. but i still had to drive my car. when a person is relaxed and has time. he has a field of vision of only 15 degrees. but when he is going at 100 kilometres per hour. or what the law of grace is. That is the spiritual life of most people. he can see a total of 180 degrees to his left and his right. i would come back home and talk with my wife. as i drove. sitting in the driver’s seat and looks straight ahead. i would open the map with my wife and mark the places i had to visit. We try to keep the law. “Wow. the roads were so complicated. When i first went to Seoul from the country.” Then i would say. if i don’t keep my eyes on the road at all times. “did we pass that building?” i was too busy watching the signals and looking straight ahead. if a person is at a standstill. we passed such and such a building today. seeing only the traffic because i was so unfamiliar with the roads. We are so busy trying to keep the law that we have no chance to look to the side because Satan has fastened our eyes on the law.100 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again about this. i have to travel more than 400 kilometres on road to come here from Seoul. i could not look to the left or to the right because i was unfamiliar with the roads. so there is no opportunity for me to look to the sides. We are unable to see where the road to forgiveness of sin lies. please forgive this wretched sinner!” . i cannot come here by car. or even 360 degrees. he can see 180 degrees. “ah! i sinned once again because of my weakness.
daechi area # 316 in the Unma flat. Please forgive this sinner. and i’m thankful for that. Woman Caught in Adultery | 101 folks.000 tapes before receiving payment.000 blank tapes. you cannot taste joy. but what if he does not send me the money?” if he had that doubt. your sins are forgiven. and if you do this.” .” in addition. Would god enjoy you crying so miserably? god would say. he would be unable to send the tapes. “oh. That person trusted us.” then that person does not believe in me. i am so wicked.” Because you have no faith because you are unable to believe the clear words of promise in the Bible. you can only say. and happiness. they said. nor peace in your whole life. You’re not even that pretty when you are smiling. even though he has not been there.” i said to a certain person. “Lord. “You have to get there to know it. and sent 1. You can only cry and pray. This person was living in Seoul.3. you can say only. “i live in gangnam. if a person believes in me.” folks.” and sent us the 1. “i have to go there to know where it is. god is the one who gives us peace. and the brother who was in charge called the cassette company in Seoul.” if he answers. “i’m sick of it.” Wouldn’t he say that? god wants to meet us inside joy. you can go to heaven.000 tapes to someone in Busan he does not know. When you are imprisoned under the law. god clearly promised. you can be saved. he will believe my words. god is the Lord of peace. “if you do this and that. “Please deposit the money in our bank account. That is faith. even a good song is good only when you hear it once or twice. We ran out of cassette tapes when we were recording sermons. if you do this. “You have to get to heaven to know whether you can go to heaven or not. “Please send us 1. because they trust us.
he made me that promise. and that is also true of the woman caught in adultery. The Lord promised that one day he would come and take me. but if they do not believe in the promise of god. The thief on the cross did not do something well to be saved. folks. he did not get saved by trying hard or by trying to keep the law.102 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again if you believe that. we would not need forgiveness of sin. but i believe that i will go there. “Lord. You say you have to get there to know it because you do not believe. We need the law of grace of forgiveness of sin because we cannot do according to the law because we are sinners who cannot keep all of the law. then what good is that? You are already in hell. This world is not my home. But if you must stand before god to find out. it is because i know that Jesus is not a liar and that the Bible does not lie. i have not been to heaven. “i don’t believe in You. it’s already too late. even though you have not been there. before meeting the Lord on that day. People who have not received the promise have to go there to find out. i do not believe in You.” Most people think they believe. how amazing that law of grace is! Making a sinner into a sinner is what the Law . and if we were able to not sin. no one ever says. but hell. god please have compassion on me. apostle Paul did not do something well to be saved. you know it.” There is no one who says that. When you get there. if we could keep the law and have our sins cleansed. and it is not heaven. receiving forgiveness of sin. he gave us the Bible and sent Jesus christ so we can receive forgiveness of sin and go to heaven. they do not believe in god. he clearly gave me the eternal land.
although she was caught in adultery and was in a position to be beaten to death. there was a liar’s contest. nor stolen and have never once sinned. even though you’re being executed. i came to know that the thief on the cross was me. we who had already fallen into sin. and so. You have no sin. We are all people who have sinned. before i realised this precious secret. but i have no confidence because ever since i was born i’ve never once lied. We are all people who have broken the law. “Loving folks. he won first place. What did Jesus say. i am in the lying contest. The last contestant stood at the podium and said. People who were known to be good liars got together and competed to see who could lie the best. i will just step down. folks. it is not that i can go to heaven because i’ve never lied. i envied her that she had once heard Jesus. if you could go to paradise with the Lord.” at the awards ceremony.3. “i do not lie. a long time ago. Thus. after writing on the ground with his finger? “i do not condemn you.” another person i envied was the thief on the cross. The person who says. “You don’t have sin. i learned that the woman caught in adultery was me. But the Lord changed the law. he cleansed us and made us fit. i am here only because the people around me continually told me to be here.” folks. every time i read the Bible i envied this woman caught in adultery. i do not say that i can go to heaven because i don’t have sin. Woman Caught in Adultery | 103 of Moses does and making a sinner into a righteous person is what the law of grace does. i really cannot lie. i realised that the .” is the best liar. Unable to lie. how blessed that would be! Later on.
there was nothing that i did. it is not because i have not lied. it is through his own effort. hallelujah! That is why i am righteous. i came to realise that the words he said to the thief on the cross were words he was speaking to me. i believed them as words the Lord was speaking to me. the stories of Paul. if a person who has sinned much. it is not because i have not sinned. this is through grace. Sins of years are washed away. Blackest stains become as snow. Jesus said that i was righteous.. I’m believing and receiving while I to the fountain go. i later opened my eyes and saw. The Lord said to the woman caught in adultery. the stories of david. Jesus said that he does not condemn me. whiter than the driven snow.104 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again words Jesus had spoken to the woman caught in adultery were words spoken to me.. i am cleansed through believing that the Lord was . and so many stories of others in the Bible. Jesus was saying that i was cleansed.. like me. Darkest night is changed to day. when I to the fountain go. at no cost. becomes righteous by Jesus cleansing them. In my heart. the waves are cleansing. i received forgiveness of sin by grace. There was no effort on my part. Thus. do you think Pastor Park is righteous because he does not sin? if a person becomes righteous by not sinning..Neither do I condemn thee.. (John 8:11) Those words. were all stories of me. .
but of debt.3. my sins were washed away. Woman Caught in Adultery | 105 crucified and died. his faith is counted for righteousness. In my heart. Selfishness is lost in love. I’m believing and receiving while I to the fountain go. god cannot call us righteous. god did not judge us. if we are sinners. Please open your Bible to romans chapter 4. he waited until he justified us so he could call us righteous. and a righteous person is a righteous person. but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly. But to him that worketh not. i will say just one more thing and wrap it up for tonight. can god call a sinner righteous? he cannot. All my treasure is above when I to the fountain go. the waves are cleansing whiter than the driven snow. and we also need to have personal fellowship. he waited until Jesus was crucified and died. a sinner is a sinner. verse 4. to wash . Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace. love for him whose love you know. on the cross. i will read. a lot of time has passed. Thus.
but let’s think carefully about this.” are people who say that the crucifixion of Jesus did not wash away our sins. my sins have been cleansed as white as snow. there are those who have the eyes of god. Tomorrow morning.” Then those sins that you commit. all of our sins are washed away on the cross of Jesus. galatians tells us that after faith comes we are no longer servants under the law.” You are doing well. “But still i’m a sinner. They can only end up trying to keep the law. in today’s sermon. “god. or did he not? if your sins are washed away. those who have no faith do not rely on the grace of the cross of Jesus christ. are they not washed away? here. folks. we can see how the thoughts of those who have faith and the faithless differ. do you have to ask to have them washed away again? “But we sin again. that woman could only have been stoned to .106 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again away all our sins. and those who do not have faith can only fall under the law. i will continue to talk about this i am sorry that i have spoken so dogmatically this evening. anyway. But those who say.” People who believe so are justified by faith. “But still i am a sinner. god saw that all our sins were washed away through the crucifixion of Jesus. if he had judged her according to the Law of Moses. “all our sins are washed away. god saw us after Jesus was crucified and said that we are righteous. But how does this look to you? among you.” Thus. Those who have faith say. did he wash away your sins.” Those who do not have faith say. saying. when Jesus was crucified. forgive my sins. Jesus did not judge that woman according to the Law of Moses. There are many people who pray. “ah ha. but on some effort of their own. saying. When god sees us. They rely on their own works.
but through love. please save me. god. have compassion on me. too. you cannot help but to be destroyed.” if so. a law completely different from the Law of Moses. is there any one of you who wants to have assurance of forgiveness of sin. god. Lord. the law of grace. i’m a dirty person. Jesus judged this woman through the law of love. Just like the woman caught in adultery came forth to Jesus and received the promise of forgiveness of sin. we heard this evening the amazing words of how Jesus came and forgave all our sins. . if you stand before the Law of Moses. Then this evening you will be able to receive the cleansing of your sins. quietly raise your right hand. Please come forth to the law of grace of Jesus. god. please. This evening. “god. Let’s close our eyes and bow our heads. who wants to be become born again by faith and receive eternal redemption? Please quietly raise your right hand. Loving folks. i am dirty and filthy like the woman caught in adultery. this evening. not through the law.3. i am just like the woman caught in adultery. i want my heart to be freed from sin through the blood of the cross where Jesus was crucified. Thank you. i know that this one session is not enough for us to talk all about this. want to receive the cleansing of my sins before You. god. i. But if there is anyone among you who feels. Woman Caught in Adultery | 107 death.
And a certain man was there. he . When Jesus saw him lie. and knew that he had been now a long time in that case. verse 1.4 The Man with an Infirmity for 38 Years W e will begin by reading some Scriptures. of blind. halt. having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool. and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. withered. and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. After this there was a feast of the Jews. which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda. waiting for the moving of the water. Let’s read from John chapter 5.
who were playing chess in the shade under a tree. as he was preparing to sell his goods. and walk. Sometimes. fruits. or honey as payment.110 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again saith unto him. he came upon a certain village. but he approached them anyway and said. which ends friday. and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. Through attending this conference. to put me into the pool: but while I am coming. put your hands down. okay. how are you doing? i want to see how many of you received forgiveness of sin this week. when the water is troubled. and he would receive things such as crops. Sir. and took up his bed. the old men of the village. Then Jesus can dwell in you and you in him without any discomfort. he carried many different household items in his trolley. Rise. And immediately the man was made whole. My hope for you is that this precious event will come about. i hope that every one of you will have the sins in your heart cleansed so there may be nothing blocking you from god. (John 5:1-9) Loving folks. and he would go around selling his goods from town to town. Long ago. take up thy bed. another steppeth down before me. I have no man. one day. please. Thank you. “Yes. he would go deep into the mountains and sell his goods. saw the merchant and said. as he was going about. Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him. Merchant! come over here!” it didn’t look as if they would buy anything from him. there was a merchant in Kangwondo Province. “hey! Mr. Jesus saith unto him. did you call me?” . Would those of you who have received forgiveness of sin this week please raise your hand? raise your hand high.
i’m sure you know of someone. The land here is very fertile and vast. selling these goods. here in this town. That day the town’s people held a meeting. finally. however. i founded this village. what could he possibly teach them? Then he . so he acted as if he was turning them down. They told the merchant. but he eventually agreed to it. and thought. could you recommend one for us? Since you are a merchant. we will build a school. i won’t go around selling goods anymore. and jackets. fifteen or so students came to the school to learn to read and write. i remember back in the city. They clothed him in beautiful silk trousers. the school was complete. Would you please be so kind as to teach the children of our village?” This merchant. shirts. i had to leave. i eventually moved out here. “Starting today. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 111 “i once lived as a servant in the city. Unfortunately. “These people in the mountains don’t know anything. how nice that would be?” he answered. because of the unstable political situation. They built a school and a house for the teacher to stay in. if you know of a good teacher.4. now. “That’s great!” and were very excited. that my master’s son used to always study and read. The day after the opening ceremony. We want to teach our children how to read. however. The merchant was now being fed well and living very comfortably.” Then the elders of the village thought. i go around as a merchant. okay. but this uneducated merchant. “as a matter of fact. i’ll become a respected teacher. and they held an opening ceremony. i taught reading in the city some time ago. We are very well off here and live comfortably. don’t you?” The merchant listened. thought it wouldn’t be wise to accept right away. and travel all over the country. They gave him an expensive hat and treated him like royalty.
Ball: B-o-L. Light: L-a-i-T. go memorise these words. The words are spelled exactly as they sound~. The elders of the village were so thankful to this teacher for his work. why don’t we learn to read and write? Let’s learn from our children!” The school was becoming more and more beautiful each day. Snake: S-n-a-K. of course. they had no books.” it was so easy to memorise that all the students got everything right on a quiz.” “door: d-o-r. “Well. and he received grand treatment in every way.” “house: h-a-U-S.” The students recited. door: d-o-r. that they would bring him meat.” They continued to learn in this way.” in the mornings.” as a result.” “Yes. cakes. it’s so easy. the only sound you could hear in the village was people memorizing and reciting.” The students were so happy that they were finally learning to read and write. blinking. “Walk: W-a-K. he stood there. and then he said.” he decided to go forward with it. furniture.112 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again thought.” “house: h-a-U-S. “h a m me r : h-e .M-r . today. apple: a-P-L. i can’t go back now. i’ve come this far. and they would come to school the next day: “Bird: B-r-d. for a while. The next day. we will learn these four words today. okay. sir. “ah. doctor: d-a-K-T-r. even the village women who were fetching water said. doctor: d-a-K-T-r. T he y wou ld r e c it e . Snake: S-n-a-K. People: P-iP-L.” “class: K-La-S.” “Light: L-a-i-T. there was a reading boom in that little mountain village. but then they did .” “okay. “Write this down. go home and memorise them. The students would improve every day. Knife: n-a-i-f. “Walk: W-a-K. class: K-L-a-S. Wheelbarrow: W-i-L-B-a-r-o. apple: a-P-L. “hey. even the farmers began to le a r n .
Teacher!” But. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 113 not need books. “Sorry guys. the merchant realised. after much thought. where have you gone?” The students were all crying.” “oh.4. one night. Late that night. he packed up all the gifts he had received. “our Teacher. he ran off. he would tell the students about his experience from travelling all over the country as a merchant. as they went around look- . he was not in his room. after sending them home. last time you told us S-n-a-K is snake. after about six months. if i keep on being greedy like this. “Teacher. i’ll get caught. but he was nowhere to be found. he said. The students did not know about it. this uneducated teacher began to run out of things to say. searching for their teacher. and who taught us how to read. really. nor in the shed. The children began to cry. Then. “The pitcher goes once too often to the well and at last it breaks. so we will end early and you may go home. the students came to him once again the next morning. The students would listen with delight. the way they were learning. nor was he in the bathroom. however and the next morning came to school.” nevertheless. who worked so hard to bring us joy. i don’t feel well today. who had given us hope. from time to time. really?” “Yeah. but now you are saying S-n-a-K is snack? how could that be?” he began to become confused. They called out.” and he sent the students home early. “Teacher. That’s just how it is. isn’t that easy?” The students liked their teacher very much. took his money and packed his bags. “Students. S-n-a-K is for both snake and snack. The entire village was so sad they did not know what to do.
he told the students. This new teacher. “Students. “recite everything you have learned until now. The teacher was at a loss for words. but he couldn’t just come out and tell the students that the teacher they had admired all this time was wrong. S-c-h-o-o-L. and the students became tense and sat down to begin learning the lesson. how could it be S-c-h-o-o-L? . So he began to speak. young men and sent them to the city to bring back a new teacher. he taught you all how to read very well because he is such a special person.114 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ing for him. thought.” “Yes. sent from the heavens above. “Will i be able to teach them as well as their former teacher. i cannot teach you that well. class: K-L-a-S.” The students recited everything.” “Teacher. however. although. as the two young men were bringing home the great new teacher they had found in the city. the man who has been teaching you until now is truly an amazing person.’ repeat after me.” one student confidently said. they talked about many things along the way. i have a question. please learn from me also. who was so popular?” The next day. exactly as they had been taught. who was coming along with them. good. saying. They told him about how great the last teacher was and about how there had been a reading boom in their town. The elders could not bear to watch the students searching so sincerely for their teacher. “house: h-a-U-S. so they picked two healthy. “Students. Light: L-a-i-T. i cannot teach you as well. door: d-o-r.” “This word is ‘school.” they replied. have you ever seen this word before?” “no. before he began to teach the students how to read.
” “home: h-o-M. “apple: a-P-L. deep in the mountains. Thus. “This is the second word that we are going to learn. it is taught. this is not something to laugh about. you must learn everything correctly and precisely: “School : S-c-h-o-o-L.” “Purple: P-U-r-P-L-e. however. but i am teaching you like this. Because they simply do not know. Teacher.” “i know.’” “Black: B-L-a-c-K.” People...” But when he said. house: h-a-U-S. That’s wrong. the teacher gave up.” Upon saying this. home: h-o-M-e.” one more time. there are many people today who carry on their spiritual lives in this way. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 115 it’s supposed to be S-K-U-L. “school: S-c-h-o-o-L. how could that be ‘bee’? ‘Bee’ is spelled.” “home: h-o-M-e. there were some students who spelled it. that’s what the great teacher taught you.” “Teacher. “S-c-h-o-o-L. ‘black’: B-L-e-K. they live ambiguous. Since this is the easy way.” is correct or “school: S-K-U-L.” You must . no it’s. among those who are living spiritual lives.” is correct. “S-K-U-L. i will have to leave.” “Purple: P-r-P-L. or who’s right in the village.” and others who spelled it. “no. so learn it this way from me.4. deep in the mountain valley. you are right.” exclaimed the teacher. there is no way to tell whether. ‘bee’: B-e-e. false spiritual lives. Purple: P-U-r-P-L-e. although it may be difficult. This is the word. your ability will be revealed.” finally. ‘B-i. right away. Black: B-L-ac-K. he went on his way. folks.. We cannot tell whether i am right. “The village students learned under such an amazing and wonderful teacher that there is nothing more for me to teach them. he went to the elders of the village and said.” it was a big mess. if you learn how to spell words like that and go to a spelling bee. “school.
are even funnier than that. how do we wash away our sins? Saying. “What grace did you receive at the retreat?” “We received forgiveness of sin. let it slip you by. So we believe in Jesus. to restore our relationship with god and to allow us to go out to god. but people trying to wash away their sins. a pretty face. but because it’s difficult. do you believe in Jesus? Why do you go to church? Why did you come to the conference today? Why are you suffering from pain inside? Why doesn’t your spiritual life work out? There is a reason for that.” “how did you do that?” “The main lecturer told us to write all of our sins down on a piece of paper. without knowing how and without looking for it in the Bible.116 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again learn it like this. to wash away our sins.” and “Knife: n-a-i-f. and he said that would wash away our sins. “School: S-K-U-L is fine. in that case. i am not saying this to insult anyone. there can be no true peace for anyone who has left god. “Bird: B-r-d. and you say. Knife: n-a-i-f. although they have money. i asked some students. folks. “Bird: B-r-d. according to their own thoughts.” Where in the .” That’s exactly the same as saying. it is because we were cast out of eden because of sin. You cannot go forth to god with sin. There is a wall of sin that is blocking us from god. Then we burned them in the campfire.” folks. and S-c-ho-o-L is also fine. terrified and in pain. Why do you believe in Jesus? There is a wall of sin blocking the way between god and us. just as freely as adam did before he and eve committed sin. a sheep that leaves the flock and goes deep into the mountains would be afraid.” is not funny. who had returned from a retreat. That is how it is with humans who have left god. you pass over it. get good grades and hold a high position in life.
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Bible does it say that writing your sins on a piece of paper and burning it is the way to wash away your sins? is that what david did? is that what Paul did? is that what Peter did? if not, is that what Jesus told us to do? Because they don’t know, “Bird: B-r-d,” and “Knife: n-a-i-f,” seem right. an employee of asia Broadcasting Station came to me and asked me to preach forgiveness of sin to our countrymen in china, north Korea, and the Soviet Union. i went to the broadcasting station and spoke about forgiveness of sin. i received many letters from pastors and ministers saying that the programme was very good. Some people asked us to send literature by Pastor ock Soo Park, if there were any. i heard that one pastor used my broadcast sermons to lead the early morning services at his church every day. Some people, however, thought that something was strange because what i preached was different from how they had understood they could cleanse themselves of their sins. i’m telling you as forcefully as i can. Let’s stop living a, “Bird: B-r-d. Knife: n-a-i-f,” type of spiritual life. We need to know exactly, according to the words of the Bible, how to receive the cleansing of our sins. even though you may record all of your sins and burn them in the campfire, your sins are not burnt, destroyed, or washed away. This is an example of a, “Bird: B-r-d,” and, “Knife: n-a-i-f,” kind of spiritual life. do you understand what i am saying? We decided that the title of our conference here in Busan would be, “The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again.” What must i do to receive forgiveness of sin, and how can i be born again? how does the Bible say we can achieve forgiveness of sin? This is what you must clearly discover in the
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Word this week. how tormented you would be, if you had to go to hell because you thought that all your sins were washed away when you wrote them on a piece of paper and burned it in a camp fire? heaven is a place you can enter only if your sin is gone. You can never enter into heaven if you have sin because the holy Spirit cannot enter a sinner’s heart. Speaking in tongues, prophesying and casting out demons without taking care of the sin in your heart, is not Biblical. Speaking in tongues and prophesying are important, but more importantly, the sin inside of us must first be washed clean, as white as snow. When our sins are clean, only then will the holy Spirit come into our hearts. Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. That’s what isaiah chapter 59, verses 1 and 2 tell us. no matter how tall or handsome we are, no matter how rich or smart we may be and no matter how much knowledge we may have, the holy Spirit cannot enter a person who has sin. That’s why we need to receive forgiveness of sin. a while ago, a young woman was demon possessed. This woman was not a believer, but she had married into a believing household. her in-laws were believers, but this lady had no faith. her mother-in-law would always say, “Your faith is so small. You need to receive the holy Spirit.” She wanted to do whatever it took to receive the holy Spirit, so she went up to the mountain to pray. for days, she fasted and called out, say-
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ing, “father god, give me the holy Spirit.” You know that the holy Spirit can never enter the heart of a sinner. instead, the devil came into her, saying, “i am the holy Spirit.” This lady came back rejoicing and she had, indeed, changed. She held onto her mother-in-law, crying and said, “oh, Mother, i was so wrong for so long.” The mother-in-law thought that her daughter-in-law’s faith had become stronger, but after one or two days, her attitude changed. Some ten days later, she went completely mad. You may pray with sins in your heart saying, “holy Spirit, come into me.” The holy Spirit does not enter you, not because he does not want to, but because he cannot enter when there is sin. Thus, speaking in tongues, prophesying and receiving the fire before receiving forgiveness of sin are not through the holy Spirit. folks, these things are clearly revealed in the Word. The devil acts as if he is the holy Spirit to deceive us. he comes inside of us and works within us. The sin in your heart must be completely washed away for the holy Spirit to work inside of you. When through the blood of the Lord, our sins are washed away, only then will the holy Spirit come into our hearts. We walk with the Lord from then on. our Lord Jesus christ is holy. Jesus is the god of love. also, our Lord Jesus is not a weathercock. he does not go in and out. he said that once he comes and washes away our sins, he will never leave us. he says, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (John 14:16)
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however, because most people today have not been cleansed of their sins, it is as though they have received some power according to their feelings. Such things quickly disappear. These things did not come from the Lord. Jesus tells you to be cleansed of your sins before you pay your tithe, go to early morning service, or fast. The holy Spirit of Jesus will come inside of you, after your sins have been washed away. Then you will naturally change. folks, yesterday was october 7. it was my birthday, the day i was reborn. i was born on June 1, 1944, and i was born again on october 7, 1962. i have two birthdays. My first birth was of the flesh, through my parents. The other was the day i was born again, through the holy Spirit of god, by receiving forgiveness of sin. Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the day i was born again. i suffered much because of sin, and i confessed my sins every day. i was at the age when i needed a lot of sleep, but i prayed early in the morning, all by myself when nobody was at the church. electricity was not well developed back then. The lights would go on and off in the middle of the service so i always had a spare oil lamp. i would turn on the oil lamp before anyone came and would ring the early morning service bell. i would kneel down and confess my sins. i would get sleepy, when i confessed silently, but i was afraid someone would hear me if i confessed out loud. So i confessed my sins before anybody could come. That was how i began my day. “god, i lied yesterday. i hated someone. Please forgive me.” Then, when i heard people coming to the early morning service, i would stop and attend the service. When people left after the service, i would confess some more. That day, i would try again not to sin. i was good at the sin you commit with your
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mouth, lying, maybe because i have such a big mouth. When i was with my friends, they would ask, “hey, how much was that watch?” i would say, “i got it for 20 pounds,” adding 10 pounds to the price. in revelation it says, ...and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8) i thought, “oh, no. i’m going to go to hell.” i would try not to lie, but when the next day came around, i had to confess again. “god, i committed this and that sin, please forgive me. Please, help me not to sin today.” i could not answer people because every time i opened my mouth, i would automatically lie. Whenever somebody would ask me a question, i would shut my mouth and say, “hmmm, hmmm, hmmm,” but that would last only until about 10 in the morning: after a while, my mouth would turn on, and i would be lying without even realising it. it was so painful. Then one day i went to my pastor. “Pastor i may appear, on the outside, to be a good student, but actually, i’m a horrible person. i have these kinds of sins.” i didn’t care about being embarrassed. i made up my mind, and i confessed to the pastor. “how can i be forgiven of my sins? “You must repent.” So, i did repent. When that didn’t work, i went to ask the pastor again. he said that i must bear fruits of repentance. “how do i bear fruits of repentance?” “if you stole from someone, give it back, and if you harmed
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anyone, repay them for it.” “oh, i cannot do that. i guess i am not one of the chosen people.” There was no way i could pay back all of the people i had harmed. When i used to go to school, i would take kids to the bakery and hit them, threatening them saying, “Buy me some bread.” i lied, i hated others, i was full of jealousy and anger. how could i undo all of that? it was so disappointing to think that i was not one of the chosen people. i was in despair. it was very painful. “heck, i’m going to go to hell anyway,” i would say. “Let me sin even more and enjoy myself as much as i can before i die.” “i’ll just go to hell.” i tried drinking, smoking and fighting, but the more i sinned, the more pain came into my heart. i could not bear hearing the bell of the Sunday service from the chapel. it was painful for me to come to church and painful to go out, i tried everything i could to resolve my sins. i tried confessing, repenting, crying, fasting and praying all night long. The more i did, the heavier the sin in my heart became. after confessing, i felt lighter for a little while, but i would remember it all after a few days, and my heart would begin to fall into darkness again. folks, what are we supposed to do to receive forgiveness of sin? Loving saints, i’ve called you saints, but i don’t know whether you are really saints or almost saints. “Saints” is exactly what it says, holy people, holy group. You must have no blemishes, no sins and must be clean to be a saint. a person who has sin, is not a true saint. isn’t that so? We cannot just gloss over this. We must speak about it clearly. You don’t want to hear about this kind of thing? “This pastor, what’s his problem, digging into every little
in the Bible there is a story that illustrates this very well. “The Woman caught in adultery. But on the inside. captain naaman was rotting away with leprosy. but although they may behave like gentlemen on the outside. he wore a helmet. But on the inside.” Many people had brought stones to stone her to death. This year i have gone to many churches and have led many conferences. if he’d just talk about faith and make us feel better and talk about how to receive the fire. “School: S-K-U-L. they are people who have not had their sins cleansed and are suffering in pain. armor and everything was shiny. Let’s go back to the story i talked about yesterday evening. come on. army bases. many people raise their hands. over the years. “apple: a-P-P-L-e. is there anyone who thinks that way? do you know why i’m being like this? i don’t want to say to you. “Kids.” They put the Bible under their arm and appear gentle and holy. i have visited leper colonies. That may be the spiritual image of people today. “Bird: B-r-d. choir members and Sunday School teachers.4. i’ve also done conferences on mountains. as deacons. They know that they have sin in their heart that they have not resolved.” and i don’t want to say.” folks. elders. They lead spiritual lives on the outside.” i want to teach you saying. schools. on the outside. they cannot deceive their own conscience. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 123 detail? it’d be good. .” So i hope that you will bear with me and listen. That’s why Pastor Park has problems. as a military captain. go to church. When i go to a church and ask people to raise their hands to receive forgiveness of sin. it is the story of captain naaman in 2 Kings chapter 5. prisons and have led many retreats.
” There is something wrong with this. if they die like that. it is as if the death of the Lord was for nothing. 20 years. Why was that? They didn’t have sin on the outside. this morning. Unless it is taken care of. The condition of your heart is impor- . i have. but i will address it. your titles. but if your sin still remains. little by little.. but on the inside.” “oh. Then folks. They believe for 10 years. then you should have no sin. unless every speck of sin has been washed away. (John 8:7) There was no one who could stone her. yet they are still sinners. once and for all. that means it is as good as not having had them washed away at all.” “have you received forgiveness of sin?” “Yes. it appeared that only this woman had sin. even when they are cleansed. Your certificate of church membership. folks. isn’t that true? We cannot talk about this problem. if all of their sin is washed away. let him first cast a stone at her. 30 years. how can we wash away our sins? What exactly does the Bible say we must do? People do not know. The only thing that will count is a pure heart that has been cleansed of sin. they were all sinners. they are not supposed to have any sin. all at once. do not let the sin in your heart pass you by unnoticed. But if sin is still there. and the plaques you have received will not help you. it’s hell! isn’t that true? folks. The volunteer work you do for the Lord will not matter. why do you believe in Jesus? “We believe so we can receive forgiveness of sin..He that is without sin among you. Jesus was crucified to cleanse us of our sins. right?” “Yes.124 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again . but i still have sin. you will surely regret the day you get to that land.
that they could be at such peace and have so much light shining on their faces. There were no aeroplanes back then and no good ships like we have today. .” “Yes. Mr.4. who had been on board singing hymns and pulling on the ropes. a missionary. that’s right. helped the poor and went into slums to preach. from your sins? are you now in sin or have you . When they arrived. did the savior of mankind save you. all of a sudden. Spangenberg. and i’m not even like that . “Mr. a person. What kind of people were they. John Wesley. he was trembling at the bottom of the ship.” “do you know who Jesus christ is?” he asked the missionary. along the way. “i am a pastor. people dressed poorly were on the deck. even before death? he could not understand. he went to the United States to preach the gospel. he had to cross the atlantic ocean on a small ship. they were singing hymns with peaceful faces. Wesley was so afraid. the ship ran into a storm. “Yes.“Thankfully. So. Then. John Wesley. he visited homes to preach the gospel. worked passionately for god. after working in england. Wesley. pulling on ropes and tying down the ship. . the founder of the Methodist church. he heard people singing praises. although the sinking of the ship was imminent. People labeled him the Passionate Believer. the ship safely arrived in the United States. Jesus christ is the savior that came to save all mankind from sin. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 125 tant in receiving forgiveness of sin because forgiveness is accomplished within your heart. may i ask you a question?” “Sure. spoke to Wesley. When he went in the direction of where the hymns were coming from. go ahead. i know him very well.
The first person to enter into the pool. There. however. John Wesley could not answer. according to his knowledge. “i am saved. the withered. The famous servants of god did not live spiritual life through their own names and their own efforts. but he could not say anything in his heart. They overcame sin through the power of Jesus and through the power of Jesus. and he says. they preached the Word. because when . John Wesley gained a clear testimony of having all of his sins forgiven. Spurgeon was like that. you are saved. and you are saying. There. cancer patients would surely be there.” that is contradictory. diseased for 38 years. the lame. then he can say.126 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again been saved from sin?” To save means to rescue. when the water was troubled. Jesus once went to the pool of Bethesda. d. would be healed of whatsoever disease he had. among those people were many invalids. he listened to Martin Luther’s lectures on romans. Jesus knew him. “i am saved. The blind. he changed. L.” When a person is struggling in the grip of sin. right? But if you are struggling on the surface at haeundae Beach. once in a while an angel came upon the pool and troubled the water. of course. People of various diseases were always gathered around the pool. he entered a small chapel and sat in the back. he eventually failed in his mission in the United States and returned home. Moody was like that. apostle Paul was like that. at that point. “i’m saved. who could not move. h. Wilt thou be made whole? he could not be healed. if it were today. and c. he could more than answer.” that is absolute nonsense. one was a pitiful man. went up to him and asked him. he just sat there with his head down. we are saved. When a person who is struggling on the surface is rescued.
“no one is loyal to a long disease. thinking. our Lord comes upon your heart. I will come in to him. and knock: if any man hear my voice. he was a pathetic fellow. can our Lord heal this man’s disease right away? Yes he can! But what does the man think? he’s speaking with Jesus. “i am not sure who you are.4. but no one knew who Jesus was. (Revelation 3:20) Jesus knocks upon the door of our heart. and will sup with him. but it doesn’t work. You are waiting for something to happen. but this morning. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 127 the water was troubled. “do you want your faith to become stronger?” “do you want to have a life of victory?” “do you want to receive forgiveness of sin?” folks. but he had no family as he had suffered from his disease for 38 years. vaguely thinking. The Bible says. he could not move. other people would go in before him. i’m sorry. “do you want to be made whole?” he asks. isn’t your spiritual life like this? Like the man with an infirmity for 38 years. when the water was troubled and while everyone else was sleeping. but i hope you will push me into the water when . I stand at the door. Behold. he lived with a vague hope that he would one day go first into the water.” i don’t know if his wife died or ran away. and open the door. it was there he went to the bathroom. always waiting for something to happen. and he with me. you try to do it. on some kind of unclear. unsure thing to come? Jesus came to this man. from time to time. he could only stretch out his hands and eat the food people gave him. “Won’t my faith somehow get better?” aren’t you relying upon something not trustworthy. Just as they say.
folks. “do not lie. is as impossible as the man with an infirmity for 38 years. is the law a good thing or a bad thing? it is a good thing. it is teaching us that trying to keep the law. trying to go to the water when the angel troubles it. if that person could go in the water when it is troubled and be healed. on his own. then there would be nothing better than the law. all verses in the Bible have mates. it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped. when the water is troubled. it says that the law was given through angels.128 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again it is troubled. there is something interesting here. to go into the water first. Jesus does not make you work harder or make you do better. then there would be no need for him to look for Jesus. Let’s look at another verse. the law speaks to those who cannot keep it. isn’t that right? Jesus came to deliver this person because he could not go into the water. he changes us from deep within. do you understand this? Why are you a sinner? it is because you cannot keep the law. it is useless. Please listen.” Who is it saying that to? it says that to those who lie . The problem is that we cannot keep the law. What does that angel represent? in the Bible. do not steal.” folks. if we could keep every part of the law. right now. do not commit adultery. and all the world may become guilty before God. who cannot move. in romans 3:19. it says: Now we know that what things soever the law saith. indeed. it is impossible for this man to try. Who does it say would trouble the water? it says an angel. Because we cannot keep the law. to become righteous and to become holy. no matter how good it is. do not deceive.
it says that our righteousness is like filthy rags. (Romans 3:21) This is what god said to us in the old Testament. in order for us to become righteous. the other side breaks. a way to become righteous that has nothing to do with the law has now come to us. The law does not say that to the person who is doing nothing. here is a cup. he is a hypocrite who acts as if he keeps the law.4. seal it and patch it up. then we are righteous. don’t be wrestling . to decorate it and to go to heaven. This broken and ruined cup is our righteousness. We tried hard to keep the law.” i would try to put my righteousness back together. whenever i sin. When i sin. But when we patch one side. this side starts to leak. When we seal up the other side. being witnessed by the law and the prophets. Let’s say that this one is righteousness and this one is the righteousness of Pastor ock Soo Park. That is why god says. if i am not righteous. god is telling us not to do such things because we are lying. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 129 and commit adultery. committing adultery and stealing. “hey. although he is unable to. if a person says he can keep the law perfectly. he is a hypocrite because there is no one who can keep the law. it is too late for us to go forth to god through the law. But we broke every part of the law. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested. We struggle to patch it up and put it together. or not? Yes it breaks. i would say. he said that if we keep all of this law. it is all pitiful in the eyes of god. does this righteousness break. But in isaiah. “oh Lord. please forgive me. folks. Then wouldn’t i put it back together and repair it? Because i can’t go to heaven.
execute him. They think they can go before god with their own righteousness. thinking that they are a little bit better. “hey. not the righteousness of Jesus. if that cup breaks. trembling. so come to heaven with that. go with My righteousness. So. They cover and decorate themselves. dirty righteousness. Pastor Park! i will give you My righteousness. and obeying exactly the Word of god. all the bad things that we have done have gone over onto Jesus. the righteousness of Jesus does not break. That’s why. i will give you the righteousness of Jesus. then that is a big problem. “ah. There is no way for us to go to heaven.” Then Jesus says. The reason Pastor Park can say loudly that he can go to heaven is because he has received the righteousness of Jesus. when you go to heaven.” That is why Jesus took our place and was crucified.130 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again with that. i take the righteousness of Jesus with me and Jesus takes my broken. which righteousness breaks when i sin? it is my righteousness that breaks. if Jesus sins. all the righteousness of Jesus. i cannot go forth with my things because all of my righteousness is already broken. he has sin and it’s not going to work. foolish people look at their own righteousness. folks. god sees it and says. according to the standard of god. of doing good things and truthful works. isn’t that right? My righteousness is already rubbish. They compare themselves to others and comfort themselves. that is not good enough. has come upon us. “it’s not going to work. That person is destined to go to hell. Thus. on the other hand. folks. is already broken and is already completely ruined. i say. You need righteousness to go to heaven.” That’s what he says. no matter what mistake i might make.” . you cannot take your righteousness of what you have done.
the righteousness that came through the Lord. the ways of the righteous are different from the ways of sinners. there are no righteous people. am i not? folks. in the Bible. regardless of how you got it. which came from god. That’s right. it says. NOT ONE. THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS. or are we not? We are. how can you go to heaven? all you need is righteousness. then you can get on the bus. what do you need. a righteous person is not someone special. justifying us. But there are many righteous people who have the righteousness of Jesus. NO.. a righteous person isn’t someone special. folks. That is why. there’s a hymn that goes: . are we righteous people. You go forward with the righteousness of Jesus. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. in the book of James. Tell me. (James 5:16) in Psalms it says. Thus. no one is righteous with his own righteousness.4. That is a righteous person. to get on the express bus? all you need is a ticket. it is recorded. then you are a beggar. Who is a beggar? if you have no money and you are begging. if you have a ticket. it says that god hears the prayers of the righteous. who are the rich? if you have a lot of money. it is said that noah was a righteous person. (Romans 3:10) When you look at your own righteousness. i’m righteous. but a person who has righteousness. then you are rich. but a person who has righteousness is a righteous person. but if we have the righteousness of Jesus. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 131 Then i go boldly with the righteousness of Jesus.
if my wallet is burnt. so am i. suppose you have no money to buy a ticket. Before long. O may I then in Him be found. and i am in the Lord. you need to take righteousness. When Jesus goes to . and if it’s found. The Lord is always with me. Dressed in His righteousness alone. if we get trampled on by others a little? So what. we will all go to that land. if we starve a little? and so what. when i travel. it does not matter what kind of human we may be. When Jesus is in Busan. We go with the faith to believe in the righteousness of Jesus. i lose my licence with it. folks. if my wallet goes to Busan. you need to take your ticket. if we suffer a little on this earth? So what. if my wallet goes to Seoul. if Jesus is in Seoul. When you go to heaven. So what. if we get cursed at? i carry my id.132 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again When he shall come with trumpet sounds. my licence also goes to Busan. you will sit there peacefully and enjoy everything on the bus. all my sins are washed away and i am inside of Jesus through my faith in him. Because we go with the righteousness of Jesus. if my wallet is nailed. Just because someone else bought it for you. then my licence is nailed also. no matter where i go. my licence will be burnt along with it. and my credit cards in my wallet. but to get on the express bus. they are both found. would you feel insecure and be afraid to get on the bus? no. my licence also goes to Seoul. We can boldly go into heaven. my driving licence. Faultless to stand before the throne. i always keep my licence with me because it is always in my wallet. as long as you have a ticket. if i lose my wallet. so am i. in the same way. and i bought a ticket for you. you would not.
There is another righteousness of god that came to us. They cannot be exactly the same. “You are righteous“? can god call a person righteous who is not righteous? god cannot call a sin- . like Jesus. to come to him because he is righteous. Thus. it is all accomplished through Jesus. if Pastor Park sees you and says that you are righteous. What about when god says. That’s what romans chapter 3 verse 21 explains clearly. do you think that i have the skills to set up a ladder and climb it. which had nothing to do with righteousness gained by keeping the law. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 133 heaven. For all have sinned. in verse 23. all the way to heaven? no. if i am standing here with another person. Because the righteousness of Jesus is all the same. we must be righteous.4. Jesus was crucified for your sins. and come short of the glory of God. but we do not go with our own actions. there is no difference. if it is through their own actions. That was the righteousness Jesus christ gave us. god sees you and says that you are righteous. one person must be better or worse than the other person. folks. that’s worthless because i don’t have the power to guarantee my words. We go through the grace Jesus gave us. i go to heaven as well. it truly has nothing to do with our works. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (Romans 3:22) folks. we cannot both be righteous in exactly the same way.
That is why you are righteous. but who failed to wash away our sins. when he saw me. so i cannot understand why god is calling me righteous. how was i cleansed? “i received all the punishment for all of your sins. if Jesus washed away our original sin and did not wash away our daily sins. and you wash away the remaining 0.” This is what the Bible says. Some people say. then how do we wash away our daily sins? We cannot wash sins away by our own effort. it washed away all sin perfectly.99 percent. there are many words about receiving forgiveness of sin in the Bible.” if you have a hundred sins. when he washed away our sins. Jesus has to wash them away for us.000 years ago. he saw that i was righteous. i searched carefully to see how that could be.01 percent. “hey. god. he saw that they were all washed away and then. The Bible does not say that. “Jesus washed away our original sin. and you wash away the rest. and if Jesus washed away 99.134 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ner righteous. you must go to hell because of that remaining one sin. The blood of the cross is perfect blood. “i will wash away half. There are many words like this in the Bible. Yes. god loved me and to make me righteous. but did not wash away our daily sins. over the last 25 years. We believe in the Jesus who was crucified and who washed away our sins. Because it is perfect. it is not blood that washes away some sins and leaves some behind. We do not believe in Jesus who was crucified. That’s what we believe.” That is what many theologians of today say.” nor did he say. he sent Jesus to be crucified and he washed away all of my sins. i’ll wash away 99. Jesus did not say. on the cross 2. The Bible says that all of our sins were washed away with the crucifixion of Jesus. i . i have sinned.
even though Jesus christ was crucified. The harder we try.” “i murdered. the more sins we commit. What i am telling you is based on the Word of god.” We need to confess that we are humans by nature who could only sin. how are our sins washed clean? They are washed clean through the blood of Jesus. Tomorrow i will tell you the . Believing that all of your sins have been forgiven is believing in Jesus. Just as pears come from pear trees.” he confesses that he is a spy.4. go ahead. that sin that constantly makes you stumble. Believing in the fact that he saved you from sin is believing in Jesus. “i leaked top secret information. you wouldn’t know. but do not get on the bus. There is no hope for us. he did not leave some sins remaining. When a spy confesses that he is a spy. but if you have. then it is as if he never died on the cross. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 135 studied every single way to receive forgiveness of sin. try not to sin. Believing that your sins have been washed clean is believing in Jesus. how david received forgiveness of sin. “i stole. he does not confess.” “i lied. if you buy an express bus ticket. That’s why Jesus must make us perfect. the word “Jesus” means the salvation of the Lord. folks. We are trees of sin. if your sins still remain. When Jesus was crucified for our sins. We should not be confessing. you would. it is the same as not having bought the ticket at all. how sins were washed away in the old Testament. Tomorrow morning. they are all there. i will tell you in detail the process of how that sin that remains in your hearts. we are evil humans who do nothing but sin. if you haven’t tried. is washed clean through the blood of Jesus. and just as apples come from apple trees. he took care of all sins perfectly and was crucified. You’ll end up sinning more.
i was in so much pain because of sin. no matter what hardship it may bring. i will tell you the process of how to walk with the Lord and i will conclude by talking about how to live a spiritual life. if these words enter you to remove all doubt in your heart and cleanse you of your sins. but i received forgiveness of sin through the grace of god.” “The problem between the Lord and me is resolved. but this is the first time i have had a conference of this magnitude in Busan. i am happy. When i read the Bible. it was not because i didn’t go to church. everything was prepared.” it was difficult for me to turn from going out as a missionary. i have had many conferences in other cities.” “i now have eternal life. dear citizens of Busan. at that time. i would joyfully continue with this work. after you receive forgiveness of sin.136 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again process of how our sins are forgiven. my eyes were opened. “do not go abroad. during this conference. i was a youth group member. at one point. but god spoke to my heart. which is near here. i want to see the image of those people who can say. a choir member and a Sunday School teacher. The day after tomorrow. after i received forgiveness of sin.” i believe the Lord will be . i was preparing to go abroad as a missionary. “i am free from sin. but by the hand of god.” “i am born again.” and “even if i die today. today i travel around Korea speaking about forgiveness of sin. Loving folks! Twenty-five years ago. and i take it as my duty to testify about it. i was in pain because of sin. Stay in Korea and preach the gospel to those who do not know forgiveness of sin. i am not trying to please your ears. The Bible talks a lot about forgiveness of sin. a few years ago i had a conference at Kimhae air force base.
4. i sincerely hope that all of you can become such people. The man with an Infirmity for 38 Years | 137 pleased with this. .
verses 1-23. And they dreamed a dream both of them. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them. and against the chief of the bakers.5 The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker L et’s begin by reading some Scriptures. into the prison. and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. the place where Joseph was bound. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers. We will read genesis chapter 40. the butler and the baker of the king of . each man according to the interpretation of his dream. And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard. each man his dream in one night. against the chief of the butlers. that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. And it came to pass after these things.
and. they were sad. behold. he said unto Joseph. unto me. and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house. I pray thee. I had three white baskets on my head: And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh. and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand. I also was in my dream.140 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Egypt. and said to him. And Joseph came in unto them in the morning. And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph. And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded. We have dreamed a dream. and there is no interpreter of it. and looked upon them. And Joseph said unto them. But think on me when it shall be well with thee. which were bound in the prison. behold. and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. after the former manner when thou wast his butler. saying. and shew kindness. And Joseph said unto him. I pray you. and. and bring me out of this house: For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. and make mention of me unto Pharaoh. In my dream. Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? And they said unto him. and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup. And Joseph answered and said. This is the inter- . and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes. This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head. behold. When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good. and her blossoms shot forth. a vine was before me. Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them.
The older child is my daughter. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 141 pretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee. Yeong Kook became sick with a high fever and was crying. while you are doing the conference in Busan. Because i have been away from them for a few days. And it came to pass the third day. i was extremely curious. which was Pharaoh’s birthday. i have one son and one daughter. and shall hang thee on a tree. spiritual life in this world may seem easy. in Seoul. i had the amazing experience of having all of my sins washed clean. but we know that with spiritual life that is not the case. Loving folks. “dad. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again. the devil was working. it is the fact that for a long time i was tormented and in pain because of sin. i am writing you a letter because i am so happy in my heart. it seems that it can go well. i do not have the power to solve these problems for you. it’s now a little bit past 12. Before stepping up here tonight. i’d like to read it to you. and i quickly opened the letter. and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. of course. who is in the 9th grade. There is only one condition that has allowed me to stand up here. but forgat him. But one day. auntie and i .5. in the 6th grade. and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. it was from my daughter. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph. i received a letter. My younger child is a boy. it seems that you understand it. dad.
When i saw that he was fast asleep. sister is in surgery right now. Unexpectedly. The hospital cleaned her head with alcohol. Just then. after 15 days. one day she had gone to the chemistry lab at her school. they were very surprised. They had to perform an emergency operation on my child’s head. at the hospital. after preaching the gospel at Uhjungboo prison. Upon my arrival at home. saying that when hydrochloric acid spills. “a member of my church is hospitalized here. father. saying. don’t worry about Yeong Kook’s sickness.” When i got there. My wife immediately took her to a hospital where my sister-in-law worked. Let’s stop by for a little while. “father. and she was covered in acid.” i pulled into the car park and parked my car. Yeong Kook ran out to me. bandaged her with gauze and sent her home. Yeong Kook’s head did not hurt any more. god completely cured him.142 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again prayed sincerely to god. the pastor who had gone with me said. The skin on her head was rotting away. as we were passing the hospital. i was so happy that i just had to write you this letter. i thought that she was fine because i knew that she had been treated at the hospital. i heard what had happened to my child. father. she had not healed. My wife took a look at her head. the acid spilled on my child’s head. but it had been left there. That day i didn’t have any idea about what was going on and was on my way home.” i remember the day my daughter received forgiveness of sin. The school nurse quickly rushed her to the hospital. it must be completely removed. the doctors had anesthetized my daughter and were beginning to remove the skin from . The students who had done an experiment earlier had left hydroc h lor ic a c id on top of a l a mp a nd it h a d e x plo de d . When we finished praying.
out of all the students. She was admitted to the hospital and could not go to school for 10 days. i talked to her. at times. as a father. they wrapped her head with bandages. as a pastor. i want to know why god has allowed this to happen. he said. it cannot end just by me receiving money and treating her. the expenses were taken care of. i drove my daughter to school every day. i could not let her ride the bus she usually took because it was so crowded. i am busy in the mornings. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 143 her head. i know surely the will of god is behind this. i will not accept any money for her treatment. no matter how much her treatment costs. i’d park next to the school and talk to her about forgiveness of sin. the school will bear the entire financial burden. i barely ever had an opportunity to talk with my daughter about her spiritual life.” i refused to accept the treatment costs. where my daughter attended. Sometimes i’d park on the side of the road so we could talk.” There were 67 students in class 2 of gaepo Middle School. Because my child’s aunt worked at the hospital. “i am truly sorry for what happened. The principal said he wanted to see me. why did the exploding hydrochloric acid have to fall on my daughter’s head? “i am a servant of god. but for a month.” i told the principal. as i drove her to school each morning. “Mr. i went to her school and told them that my daughter would not be able to attend for a while because she was sick. afterwards. i don’t have much time to spend with my family. These things do not happen by coincidence. When i told her.5. Ten days passed and eun Sook had to go to school with bandages wrapped around her head. it was not a pretty sight. i came to know that my daughter’s heart was in agony because of sin. “eun . Principal.
we always change. from that point on. cannot help but to change. We were able to see that because after she came to our house. or pray. on that day. the atmosphere of our house changed. we needed a sister who could help us. you will change. i have heard that only fools talk with pride about their daughters and their wives. it’s not a problem. in the car that day. even more so. so my children are often home alone. read the Bible. if Jesus comes into our hearts. There will no longer be a need for you to try to overcome sin. the way she lived changed and the way she thought changed. my daughter received forgiveness. Jesus christ does not sleep the days away.144 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Sook. when you don’t pray. this is how your sins have been cleansed. it will be painful for you.” amazingly. for me. i have a thankful heart when i see them growing up well. i travel all over the country to hold conferences. if he comes into your heart. by the grace of the Lord. When i go to conferences. he will take care of all your sins. the way she read the Bible changed. my daughter began to change. not only my daughter. as well. There was a sister who wanted to stay at our house. She came with me this time. so she now lives with us. My children became very free. She and i were able to taste the amazing joy of having the sin within her heart washed clean. The way she prayed changed. but whoever receives forgiveness of sin and has the sins in his heart washed clean. She is a sister who loves the Lord. Since it is not good to leave our children home alone. When he becomes Lord of your heart. . but i think it’s okay to be a fool. temptation. Your life will no longer be accomplished through you. sometimes my wife accompanies me.
i wanted to know exactly what it was god wanted us to realise from this story. if he were to enter. he would be very uncomfortable. i learned an amazing thing. he had men in charge of his chariots. folks. with no discomfort. There are two people in genesis chapter 40. right? Who are they? They are the chief butler and the chief baker. Because Pharaoh was a great king. that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. What we read happened when Joseph was locked in prison for resisting the temptation of Potiphar’s wife. god is everywhere. while reading carefully. Let’s read the Scriptures together. Then. it was impossible for me to know. where Joseph was also being held. god cannot enter. one day. as i read these words. isn’t that true? of course. men in charge . even if he did come in. one day. the king of egypt.5. even if god wants to come into your heart. genesis chapter 40. verse 1. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 145 “how can i have Jesus enter my heart by faith. god can find rest only when he comes into a clean heart that has no sin. folks. And it came to pass after these things. Please open your Bible and look at me. god is not one who rests just anywhere. Then how can we have our sins washed clean? This evening we read the words of genesis chapter 40. and how can i have the sins in my heart washed completely clean?” That is the problem. on the other hand. verse 1. and if your heart is full of sin. sinned and were sent to the prison. the chief butler and the chief baker of Pharaoh.
Which one had committed more sins? it does not say anything about that. if you have committed sins. People do not go to hell because they have too many sins. i believe that genesis chapter 40 was written to teach us about this. and men in charge of the wine and bread. verse 1 tells us that the chief butler and the chief baker had committed sins. one was saved and the other destroyed. there are those to be saved and there are those to be destroyed. we do not. he had many ministers who were in charge of all sorts of duties. but they both committed sins and the two of them were imprisoned. and people don’t go to heaven because they have only a few. Who was saved and who was destroyed? There is something very interesting here. can you tell why god recorded genesis chapter 40 for us? The chief butler and the chief baker. men in charge of his clothes. but there are some who are saved and some who are destroyed. genesis chapter 40. Both of them had sinned. how can you tell if you are to be saved or destroyed? do we have to go before god to know? no. We don’t know who committed what sin. The Bible doesn’t end it there. although people may have all sinned the same. these two people signify that all the people on this earth are divided into two classes.146 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again of his horses. it only states that they had both committed sins. but genesis chapter 40 ends with one of them receiving salvation and the other receiving destruction. These words were written by god for you to discover that if your faith is like that . with him were two thieves. everyone on earth has committed sins. but how could one be saved and the other destroyed? heaven is not a place where people with sin can go. You too have all sinned. They both committed sins. When Jesus was crucified. who had both sinned.
“god created the heavens and the earth? That makes no sense at all. humans would have wanted to interfere so much that god would not have been able to stand it. god made the heavens and the earth. god. you will be destroyed. it is not with our own strength. he saves us by himself. teach us how the chief butler received salvation. or did he make man last? he made man last. a man became tired after working and lay down under a chestnut tree to take a nap. Before he fell asleep. What kind of a person are you? are you like the chief butler? or are you like the chief baker? “Pastor. before you talk about this story. We are going to drown. The most important fact about receiving salvation is that when god saves us. and why are you making the sky so big. When god made the heavens and the earth. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 147 of the chief butler. . Why did god make man last? if god had made humans first and then had created the heavens and the earth. he thought. “oh.5. you will be saved. god this rock is too heavy. make the river shallow. anyway? god. i would have made pumpkins that come from the pinky-thin vines as small as chestnuts. Why don’t you make it light?” a long time ago. the ocean is too big. and that if your faith is like that of the chief baker. did he make man first.” is this what you are thinking? Let’s talk about it. and this is how it turned out? Why does god make tiny chestnuts come from the huge chestnut tree? and why does he have big pumpkins come forth from those pumpkin vines that are skinnier than my pinky finger? What kind of a god created everything like this? if i were god. and how the chief baker was destroyed.
“god. here and there. if these chestnuts were as big as pumpkins. i thank you for making the chestnuts small. and last of all. he created man. steam it. aren’t we? Most people cannot understand the things that god has prepared for us and often go against god with their petty thoughts and deeds. it would be so nice to pluck one of those huge chestnuts. although god wants to save people from sin. i’d have made chestnuts the size of pumpkins. he knelt down and said. by eating the fruit of good and . my head would have been crushed. god didn’t need help from man.148 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again and on the big chestnut trees. what did god do? did he run around. from that moment on. after man was created and opened his eyes. do you know when that happy rest was broken? When man was no longer satisfied and tried to become better. rest was broken when man was trying to open his eyes. even before he picked the cluster of chestnuts from his forehead. folks.” folks. there are many people who are unable to be saved because they constantly complain and block the will of god. there was a “snap” and a cluster of chestnuts fell from the tree and struck him on the forehead. he was so surprised he woke up. and when he tried to be like god. doing things their own way. right? We are like the man who fell asleep under the chestnut tree. there was rest between god and man. thank you. busily trying to improve the heavens and the earth? god had finished his work and was resting.” as that person complained. when he created the heavens and the earth. all of a sudden. we know nothing about the great wisdom of god. eat it and share it with my neighbours. god created the heavens and the earth in six days. god. he fell asleep and began to snore.
The reason you cannot receive forgiveness of sin is that you do things too well. if someone comes to that car to steal something. She ate with the pig at the kitchen table. They even tried to kill him. rather than raising it. Unhappiness and pain came about from that point: Was it beneficial to us that humans were so careless? no. the Samaritan woman. everyone who thought they could do well opposed. of course. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 149 evil. Those women sometimes keep the snake in their cars and allow it to crawl around. you try to do it yourself. i hear that snakes are much better than dogs. one . all received grace and blessings in front of Jesus. bathed with it and slept on the bed with it. that we cannot be saved. with her little white pig. She lived alone. When Jesus was in this world. like the woman caught in adultery. and people like the lepers. There was a certain woman in france. folks. it is because you think that you can do well. Some women have dogs. went against and complained about Jesus. they always run away. even now. i hear many single women in the West raise animals as pets. the man who had an infirmity for 38 years. but we cannot do anything about it because we are descendants of adam and eve. it is because we are busily going around. and some even have snakes. not just anyone could come before Jesus and receive grace and blessings. he bestowed much grace and many blessings. it is not that you are unable to receive forgiveness of sin because you are unable to do something. you do not give god the opportunity to work. some have cats.5. trying to do something. it is more accurate to say that this woman was living with the pig. People who were helpless. who i talked about yesterday. rather. when they see the snake.
it was not under the tree. i was wrong to leave my pig here all alone. Later. She prepared many other things and went on her trip. “how’s my pig doing?” She couldn’t concentrate on her work because she loved her pig so much. however she put even more Soir de Paris on the pig than usual. it was in the dirty sewer. with its expensive Soir de Paris perfume. she often thought.” She set a table with food for the pig to eat. in the kitchen. it was not in the bathtub. it talks about a golden ring in the nose of a pig. as a present she bought a very expensive perfume. pig. The woman was about to cry. she made the bed with fresh sheets. she bought the perfume. called Soir de Paris. i’m very sorry. after finishing her assignment. She looked for her pig in the garden. she would bathe her pig in milk and put Soir de Paris on it. it was nowhere to be found.” it broke this woman’s heart to see her lovely pig. going.150 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again day. oink. in the Bible. The pig was nowhere to be found. get out of there. she found it. so i don’t know how my pronunciation is. or in the living room. on the bed. i’ll hurry back. she prepared hot water for it to bathe in. it wouldn’t even consider coming out. “hey pig. it’s all my fault. thinking. “i’m so sad. she had to leave the pig and go on a long trip. “oink. Before she left. i don’t know french. she hurried home and looked for the pig. While on the trip. . it was a perfume worn mostly by film stars. which most people can’t even think about buying. “oh. from time to time. when it was the pig’s birthday.” but the pig was the most peaceful and happy pig in the world. Take care. lying in the dirty sewer. one day.” She looked everywhere for the pig. but anyway.
if you have sin within your heart. pigs by nature are animals that like dirty things. They say. putting on layers of estee Lauder. if they are happy to have the service. by getting perms. but because your inside is dirty. wear nappy and sleep on a bed. They attend the 1st session service. but goes out to play. 1st session services are very popular. it has come to a point where they have 15 or 20minute sermons. it may also be very tiresome for you to sit here and listen to me. it is much more comfortable for a pig to roll around inside the sewers or in a pool of mud. he’ll have an accident. no matter what you put on the surface. it is very tiresome for a pig to be bathed in oil and milk and have Soir de Paris put on it. Without changing inwardly. it is much more comfortable for you to go out and drink. Soir de Paris or whatever. so they go to church. then why would that one hour be so boring? Sermons have become shorter and shorter because people have become bored with them. folks. in Seoul. The pig will always end up going back to the mud. That’s how it is with humans. chanel.” People become afraid. they . The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 151 but this was Soir de Paris on the skin of a pig. We have become dirty on the inside through sin.5. These days. “if a church member does not go to service on Sunday. you could only fall into sin and become dirty. and play and commit sins. wrapping ourselves in armani suits and cartier jewellery and diamond rings. we only decorate the outside. The characteristic of a pig will not change. Lancome. You may do these things. there are many people who are bored and can’t stand the one-hour of service they attend once a week. which starts at 7:00 and ends at exactly 7:50. in the boot of their cars. Because of that. as well. folks.
such as these.152 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again have a barbeque grill and beef ready to go. folks. then what is that? When women put on chanel. dad!” The children stay in the car. like a bird freed from its cage flaps its wings and flies away. or whatever and come to the chapel. let’s go to Yongin Theme Park today. wearing a suit. Sometimes Jesus spoke to the religious people of his time. when your heart is full of the characteristics of sin? is it okay to become a deacon or an elder. “hey kids. folks. when a person who is dirty inside because of sin. are these people interested in having service? or are they more interested in going out and playing? They’d rather go enjoy themselves than have service. That is Soir de Paris on the skin of a pig. is everything set. “gee. folks. that’s not it. when you are full of sin? no. then? no. then you are the same as they. thinking. wear pearl necklaces. these words not only apply to the scribes and the Pharisees of that time. “You people are like open sepulchres! didn’t the one who made the outside make the inside also? Your insides are filled with dirty things. reflect our heart. while the parents attend the 1st session service. with gel in his hair and walks around the chapel.” When the service ends. it is not. Then the children in the car become upset. comes with the Bible under his arm. service is a burden to that kind of a person. they start up their cars and off they go. Will baptizing resolve everything.” This is what Jesus said. the pastor is giving such a long sermon. They must change within.” “great. deeds. You are a church . if you do not have your sins washed clean. even today. as they wait because the service does not end sooner. They sit in the chapel.
it does. to receive forgiveness of sin. how can he save a person who is not drowning? even though god wants to forgive sin. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 153 member when you go to church and a worldly person when you go outside.” . Many people have come to me because of the problem of sin. if you want to receive forgiveness of sin. must become a sinner. and sometimes deacons and elders and sometimes even pastors come. this evening i want to ask this of you. you must become a sinner to have your sins forgiven. elder. do you know who receives forgiveness of sin? Sinners receive forgiveness of sin. without having the problem of sin within your heart resolved.” “What? an elder cannot receive forgiveness of sin? does it say that in the Bible?” “Yes.” no matter where you look in the Bible. god cannot wash clean the sins of a person who doesn’t have sin. a person who thinks he has not sinned cannot have his sins forgiven. “elder. an elder. no matter how good god is at forgiving sins. i have been ministering in daegu. no matter how good a person is at saving drowning people. is that right? The light of christianity is growing dim. where i am known as the redemption Pastor. for many years. “are you an elder or a sinner? Please choose one of the two. don’t try to show off that you are a good believer of Jesus on the outside. folks.5. or christians who were baptized as babies. among them were many people who were christians from birth.” “it does not say in the Bible that Jesus washed clean the sins of an elder. you cannot receive forgiveness of sin. i am sorry. i tell them. sinners always receive forgiveness of sin. even you. The world is turning into a place where we can no longer see the bright light of christ shining. even a pastor must become a sinner. even if you are a deacon.
you see many crosses. who think they are smart.” many people would raise their hands. folks. for others it is difficult. When captain naaman was told to bathe seven times in the river Jordan. people who think they have a good spiritual life. and for people who know that they could only be destroyed. When you go out to the streets.” we do not like that. however. “open your heart. “Please. telling them to come to church. When there is the youth meeting. he needs to hear. like putting Soir de Paris on a pig. and lead the student meeting in the church. we organise the children’s shoe rack. go back and do whatever you were doing. we wash the windows. There are so many churches. . “raise your hand if you want to receive forgiveness of sin. We are good at those things. We are good at doing volunteer work for the church. stand up” they stay seated. but you provide financial support. for people who have nothing to show for themselves. “You are not qualified to have your leprosy healed. or people who uphold their reputations must know that they are light years away from receiving forgiveness of sin. you witness to the children. We are good at decorating our outsides. saying. We clean. become a sinner and receive forgiveness of sin. Why do they do that? it is because they don’t want to show that they are sinners. “What? how can i take off my clothes and shamefully show that i have leprosy?” if he’s only at that stage. who have a strong sense of pride.154 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again When i say.” for some people it is easy to receive forgiveness of sin. but when we hear. when you look out in the evening in each city of Korea. We take the easy way out. he was upset. today. it is easy for people who are in despair. it is hard. however. if i say.
who hath required this at your hand. Those fancy chapels are built with passionate tears and the sincerity of church members. incense is an abomination unto me. or of he goats. give ear unto the law of our God. ye rulers of Sodom. when they are asked to do those things. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me. I cannot away with. I will not hear: . But when they are told. but there are not many people who have had their sins washed clean. and I delight not in the blood of bullocks. I will hide mine eyes from you: yea. the calling of assemblies.” they quietly avoid it. And when ye spread forth your hands. they do them very well. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. do you know what the prophet isaiah said? Hear the word of the LORD. I am weary to bear them. to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations. poor people with a heart to love god.5. When ye come to appear before me. This is what pains and disappoints the heart of our Lord. “Wash your sins clean. it is iniquity. and the fat of fed beasts. There are many people who fast and pray all night long for the church. even the solemn meeting. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 155 People with a lot of money. the new moons and sabbaths. when ye make many prayers. There are also many people here who have made offerings without having their sins washed clean. ye people of Gomorrah. how can this be? There must be many of you here who have made offerings to god with all of your heart and soul. or of lambs. folks. diligently make offerings. to buy expensive land and build beautiful chapels and expensive buildings.
. that he will not hear. but that is Soir de Paris on the skin of a pig. (Isaiah 59:1-2) god will not receive things given by sinners. can that person really go to heaven? does that person really stand on the side of Jesus? can god really dwell within that person? he cannot. when a priest made offerings before the Lord in the old Testament. in places such as isaiah chapter 44. that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God. (Isaiah 1:10-15) isaiah spoke strongly. he did not accept them. did god accept offerings that had blemishes or that were lame. Behold. or something that was wounded? no. or no matter what it is. the LORD’s hand is not shortened. it says that god will not receive tithe offerings or prayer. folks. even though god does not care about the outside. while their insides are a mass of sin. it talks often about the cleansing of sins. he’s telling us to first have our sins washed clean. there are many people among us who make their outside spotless. But folks. The book of isaiah speaks more clearly about forgiveness of sin than any other book in the old Testament. and your sins have hid his face from you. What does that mean? it means that god will not accept offerings or services from those who have sin. verse 22. folks. that it cannot save.156 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again your hands are full of blood. and chapter 53. as we all know. i am telling you again. unless the donor’s sins are washed clean. neither his ear heavy.
verse 1 records that both of them sinned. is the answer to why the butler was saved and the baker destroyed found between genesis chapter 40. That’s the way the Bible is organised. the place where Joseph was bound. in elementary school. Which number belongs in the blank? forty goes there. genesis chapter 40.5. one person receives salvation and the other person receives destruction. if your spiritual life is like that of the butler. We need to know the reason for that for us to live a spiritual life. And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard. Let’s look into the Bible together. and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. against the chief of the butlers. and then a 50. you can rest. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers. and then a blank. you must turn it around to become like that of the butler. When we look in chapter 40. There is a 30. and against the chief of the bakers. verse 1 and the last verse? Would it not be there? Yes it’s there because no other book is as organised and as systematic as the Bible. god wants to teach us the answer through the Bible. maths books have blanks. i believe god recorded the Bible hoping that you’d have the same faith as the butler. but the chief butler received salvation and the chief baker was destroyed. verse 2. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them. but if your spiritual life is like that of the baker. . if you look in genesis chapter 40. into the prison. the chief butler and the chief baker both sinned. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 157 how can we be saved? i’d like to speak to you about how we can have our sins washed clean and stand before god. But if you read down to the end.
do you have your Bible? Then let’s look into this together. Then. witness and repent with tears. god must have recorded the most important method for our salvation through the salvation of the chief butler. What did the chief butler do? did he cry tearfully and was he in agony? i’m sorry. right? What do you think about this? To receive salvation. if that was what god wanted. But folks.158 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again here we must discover why the chief butler was saved. That is the logical way. But the problem of salvation is far from these things. i’m not saying there is no need to repent and that we don’t need to pray. This is what most people think. that’s not what i am saying. Why did the chief butler get saved? Please look at your Bible and answer me quietly. then surely the chief butler would have gotten up early in the morning and tearfully repented. That is what should have been recorded here. does this mean we don’t need to repent? does it mean it’s okay not to cry? it’s okay not to pray? no. we must f ind the reason for which the chief baker was destroyed. Salvation does not come about by way of such things. does it say that the chief butler went to prison and was remorseful and repented? does it say he suffered for his sins and was crying for it? it does not say that. that is missing from the Word of god. Today most people think that we must do something to receive salvation. folks. . isn’t it? is Pastor Park trying to forcefully make sense out of this? The amazing thing here is that it does not say that the chief butler repented at all. i’m not saying that it’s okay not to volunteer. folks. folks. That’s strange. i am not saying that it’s okay not to read the Bible. we must pray zealously. but nowhere in the Bible does it say that.
” The chief butler told him his dream. Sometimes. but i . and you will go before the king.” The chief butler was worried because he had no wine to go forth to the king with. Because i was in charge of the king’s drinks. The chief butler and the chief baker were puzzled and asked why it was so.” folks.” “aren’t interpretations up to the Lord? Please tell me. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 159 in genesis chapter 40. we must find the difference between the chief baker. how happy he must have been. What is the difference? folks. when he saw the vine! “Quickly. and the chief butler. You will be saved. i am sure that the will of god is there. so i looked everywhere. The flowers blossomed and the grape clusters ripened right away.5. when i read chapter 40. who was saved. there was no except that they had different dreams. we must find out how that dream is a dream of salvation. and the chief butler and the chief baker were both sad. and it budded and blossoms shot forth. is that what you read also? Joseph went there that morning. That’s because Pastor Park is not so smart. “i had a dream last night. and i couldn’t go to the king with an empty cup. Within three days you will surely be restored to your old position. who was destroyed. and i saw that my cup was empty. Then three branches came out from a vine in front of me. he realised that it was a good dream. “Three branches are three days. i picked the grapes and pressed them and made them into wine and served it to the king. he pressed the wine. “Why do you look so sad? are you worried about something?” “We had dreams and there is no way to interpret them. i had to take the wine to the king. but we have no idea what this means.” When Joseph heard that dream.
Some people mix in only one percent of what they have done to the blood Jesus shed for us when he was crucified. When he pressed the grapes. do you understand? Salvation can never be accomplished through such things as tithes. “god. there was a vine. when you go forth before god. who is the vine of life. they burst and juice flowed out. god. Some people are so good that they mix in 60 percent. But the chief butler had nothing in his hands to bring forth to the king. but even that will not . i need to go out to You. That is Jesus. Jesus is the true vine of our lives. tearing his body and shedding his blood. Why would he have nothing to bring forth to the king? folks. who was crucified for me. “does your heart rely only on the blood of Jesus christ?” That’s the only thing god looks at when he saves us. Please see this blood and receive me.” the confession of our faith. you should take nothing other than the blood of Jesus christ. being crucified on the cross. or helping others. but they also mix other things with it. Because of that. The chief butler’s dream was. The vine represents Jesus christ. that means that we have nothing to bring forth to god. But when he looked carefully. Through praying and reading and reading it while associating it with other Scriptures. and it had fruits and they were ripe. i go forth only believing in the blood of Jesus. god allowed me to understand this in my heart. Some people rely on the blood of Jesus. They mix in 20 or 40 percent of the good they have done with the blood of Jesus.160 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again don’t know what it is. folks. the 40 days fasting prayer that you do. god only asks. But there is nothing i could bring forth to god. going forth to the king is going forth to the King of kings.
if the blood of Jesus only cleansed half of your sins. so glad to see you!” he picked them immediately and made wine. The chief butler’s faith was the heart of seeing that our sins have been washed through the blood of Jesus. the flowers bloomed.5. Jesus christ. Loving folks. but we cannot and we don’t know what to do. you must labour and suffer to . Sound of hammering echoed in my heart. My sins were washed with that blood. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 161 do. we cannot live without sin. if even a little bit of my works. This was the spiritual life of the chief butler. and the grape clusters ripened. if the blood of Jesus didn’t wash your sins clean. and on both of his feet. That’s why god sent his Son. it cannot be salvation. That was the dream of the chief butler. folks. What was he suppose to do? how worried he must have been! While he was caught up in that. is more than enough to wash away our sins. without breaking any laws. We try to go to heaven on our own. the fruits shot forth. but his cup was empty. Jesus christ. on his side. You must go forth relying only on the blood on the cross of the one who died for your sins. The blood of the cross that he shed on his forehead. the good that i have done. “Wow. when he saw the grapevine. we must go forth relying on that blood. is added. With three rusted nails. which was shed on the cross and going forth joyfully. on both of his hands. how happy he must have been! The blossoms came out. he had to go forth to the king. Those people then crucified Jesus. We cannot live by the Word of god. you must try yourself to wash your sins.
That is why. isn’t that how we are? Your heart when you are just leaving the service and your heart when you are on your way home are not the same. it is because the blood of his Son Jesus christ completely and surely washed clean our sins. folks. when you come to church. But if the blood of Jesus christ cleansed all of your sins. We are people who continually do wrong things. folks. you smile and are down in the morning. in the evening. whether on a mountain . you would bury me. we must not rely on ourselves because our actions are destined to be destroyed. So we must go forth to god. then you cannot be a sinner. oh no. isn’t that true? Your heart. and that’s why god calls us righteous. we come and go and come and go. folks.162 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again cleanse the remaining half. and when they do something bad. is down and out. When they do something well. suppose Pastor ock Soo Park died today. our hearts change up to twelve times a day. and then. after a whole week. they feel terrible and their hearts cringe. that’s why he calls us righteous. “oh no. folks. nor because we repented tearfully. and then. eventually. we can never completely come out to him. Many people would cry. Many people do not rely on god. and they try to come forth with their own actions. saying. nor because we have sinned little. do you understand? You smile in the morning and in the evening you are down. relying on his grace. he washed our sins clean forever.” others might not be so unhappy. Jesus christ on the cross washed all our sins clean. they go forth to god happily. god calling us righteous is not because our actions are good. if we try to go to heaven with our ever changing heart. if we reach out to god with these actions. “Snap!” we fall off.
“The bright shining path to heaven. he stole and ate persimmons. this day.” “gee. this day. let’s say. now we will begin. anyway. We cannot say in words all the sins he committed. do you think that’s all? The guy’s a total rascal.. it may take years. i would leave this world singing. lied. the hoodlum called the devil shows up and says. afterward. Then. this year. just for the devil to present his case. he attacked the peanut field. Jesus would say.. this year. but when Jesus comes forth. “don’t worry. and since birth he was very advanced in his ability to sin. ock Soo Park was born in north Kyungsang Province on this month. i would go before the Lord. Then. i’m right here. father god. have a seat. i would lose all my strength. as the devil has said.5.. look at my side for a second. and cursed.” i would stand before the judgement of god. Jesus would step up with the defence. and this year. i am glad you are here. this day. don’t worry. so it is fitting that he goes to hell.” The list would go on and on: “on this month. But god. he fought. i would regain it. or throw me into the river.. ock Soo Park. “god. Listening to what the devil had to say.” That’s what the devil would say. Why do i have this spear mark here? and the marks from the crown of thorns on my head? and why do i have nail marks on both of my hands? isn’t this evidence that punishment has already been meted out for all the sins of ock Soo Park that the devil .. was i that bad?” Maybe all of you will feel that way. i acknowledge the sins that ock Soo Park committed until now. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 163 here or on a mountain there..” The devil begins his prosecution: “god. This month. “now it’s time.
it washed us so perfectly that there is no flaw for the devil to pick on. Satan! angels. hurry up and get this.” i will put the crown at the Lord’s feet. however.” This is just a rehearsal. i don’t know if they have a crown for me or not. when in heaven i get a crown. the death of our Lord was not the death of a dog. he washed our sins clean and that is why we believe in Jesus. what did i do? Jesus. there is no need for us to be punished again. god is satisfied with Jesus having received all of our punishment. Please receive it. “hey. actually. the blood of the cross of our Lord Jesus christ truly washed our sins cleanly. there is no need to add the good deeds that you have done. go home and watch the video. i want to wear it for just five minutes. camera. even a dirty and filthy human . i will take off the crown. folks. This was none of my doing. didn’t i receive punishment for all that? get thee behind me.164 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again has so exhaustively read off? When i was crucified. you know what? i think i’m going to have to take this off and give it to you. You gave me the Word. and You gave me the gift. Lord. Jesus. we do. “Jesus. do you think you could compare a crown in heaven to things like gold medals? anyway. the death of Jesus is the same as the death of a dog.” after the video camera films it.” “Bam Bara Baam!” “do you have a crown prepared for ock Soo Park?” “of course. but like Pastor Um testified earlier. Because of that. you understand. you will now accept ock Soo Park. i give this crown to You. The blood that he shed being crucified to wash clean our sins would be the same as unclean blood. Because the blood of Jesus is enough. You washed my sins. Truly. hallelujah! if the blood of the cross of Jesus could not wash clean our sins. Because the blood Jesus shed is enough.
we must go forth.” i really like to eat because i have a big mouth.. and the birds began to eat them. when he heard about that dream. and when you are saved. now. The three branches mean three days. Pharaoh will cut off your head and hang you on a tree and the birds of the air will pick and eat your flesh. after three days. but on that day angels will be my guards.” “how is that?” “The three baskets here also represent three days.5. various different meats were laid out.” “What kind of dream was it?” “a dream similar to his. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 165 like me will be empowered by the blood on that day and will stand boldly before god. Joseph interpreted the dream of the chief butler.” The chief baker. smiled and said. Today. even though they are not good at maths. now. “i had a dream too. You will be freed in three days.” “That is not a good dream.” .” “go get me the fruit from the second branch from the top of the tree of life.. relying only on the blood of Jesus. i may appear like this before you now. i saw in the dream that i had three white baskets on my head. please remember me and don’t forget me. We can receive that kind of grace only through the blood of Jesus christ.” how excited do you think the chief baker was? “on the very top.. “This is a very good dream. Let me have a taste. let’s subtract all the things you’ve added. “angels!” “Yes?” “Bring me my toothpaste. the reason many people do not receive that grace is because they are constantly trying to add something to the blood of Jesus.
we must rely only on the Lord. When we take communion. only sees the blood Jesus shed on the cross and that all of my sins have been washed clean and with that. The word “capital” can mean several things. i hope that you will accept me. in tonight’s story about the chief butler and the chief baker. The white baskets represent Jesus christ. The chief baker represents those who try to do things more zealously. we are destroyed. but the problem was he kept adding something on top of the bread. they refer to him as the Lamb. Jesus is the bread of life. things that god cannot accept. capital letter and money. there are many parts that have two meanings. The birds represent Satan. we looked into why they were saved and why they were destroyed. Such as capital city. when they talk about Jesus christ. in the Bible. They also refer to saints as lambs. but the birds they are talking about here are just like the birds that ate the seeds that were sown on the wayside. They represent the devil. This is what this story is telling us. in some places. Loving folks. Because of that. The Bible is letting us understand that a spiritual life like that of the chief baker leads to destruction. When the chief baker went forth.” The chief butler represents people with this kind of a heart. he should only have gone forth with his bread. they represent the saints of god. although Jesus was crucified for their sins. god. adding something.166 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again although that sounds dreadful. in the Bible. When we go forth to the Lord. those people who thought they had good . “i have nothing to bring forth to god. god is telling us that because we constantly add things that we like. who is the bread. The same applies to birds. it was true. we do it with bread and wine.
But it is a problem if dung is on the dining table. and Sadducees. Before you volunteer for church.” “does that look like a rock to you?” “it’s a . persecuted Jesus when he was in this world. we cannot go there with sin. he went home and slept. the Samaritan woman. That is why you must have your sins washed clean here. Then one day he brought a hammer and a chisel and began to chip away at the rock. Lenny. Pharisees. Leonardo da vinci went up a mountain in front of his house. lepers and such people. What in the world are you doing now?” “You have to come see. But when we go to heaven.” “oh. the Lord can do nothing for me. The woman caught in adultery. make an offering and sacrifice for the Lord. he would chip away after breakfast and chip away a little more after lunch. such as the scribes.5. how are you doing?” “fine. you must first have your sins washed clean. if we really don’t know how to do anything. go to the mountain and look at the rock. he went back and looked at the rock again. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 167 faith. The next day. here. but as long as i’m trying to manage it. if we cannot take care of our sins. When it became dark. the Lord will do it for us. dung is dirty. The problem is not that we are not good at spiritual life. a friend asked him. one day. all he did was eat. before you go to heaven. Look here. Then. is not a problem. isn’t that true? a sinner in this world. Loving folks.” “all i see is a big rock. the Lord will do it for us. but often the problem is that we think we are doing well. he stared at the rock all day long. which is full of sin. There he saw a huge rock. in this world. but dung in the stable is not a problem because that’s where dung belongs. “hey. one day. Those who accepted Jesus were all sinners. for several days.
he wants to break down the insecurity in your lives. i was saved. Because we have a second session. What is it then?” “no. Just as i received forgiveness of sin. i hope that you will come to rely upon the Lord Jesus christ. i hope that . Just as Leonardo broke the rock with his hammer and revealed the image of the angel. and he wants to give you true peace and satisfaction. the Lord continually wants to wash the sin out of your lives. of course. which belong only to god. so yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the day i received forgiveness of sin. i will not speak longer. through the cross. Because of that. Just as Leonardo cut away at the rock. in the eyes of normal people. there is an angel inside of this rock but.” da vinci continued to chip away at the rock. in 1962. and finally two months had passed. one day. Jesus. but you are covered in sin. however. now the holy image of god can show through us. Sure enough the image of an angel began to emerge from the rock. but you are people who have the image of god when seen through the eyes of Jesus. You may be poor. But Leonardo da vinci saw an image of the angel inside of the rock. the rock is covering it. to you citizens of Busan. he wants to remove sadness and pain. Today is october 8. on october 7. i am breaking the rock that is covering the angel. one month. That is how the image of the angel emerged when he chipped and broke everything else away. is that Jesus christ saved me from dirty sin.168 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again rock. You all have that precious image of god. ignorant and may be low in the eyes of others. uncovered the evil and dirty sins that had been covering you. a lot of time has passed. and i am freeing the angel. it was just an ordinary rock. What i would like to say. Believe in the Lord Jesus christ. two days.
i believe that you will be changed. Let’s end the sermon here for now. he was crucified and washed all my sins. Without him I would be drifting like a ship without a sail. Without him I could do nothing. deep in despair. Jesus. Wallowing in sin. you can’t turn him away. i was washing my hair today after dinner. i wanted to die. do you know him today. i wanted to go to the army. i will talk in detail about how our sins are washed clean.5. other than this. but Jesus accepted me. That is the only heart that i have. he wants to embrace you to his bosom. The Lord wants to receive you this evening. Without him I’ d surely fail. day by day. i experienced true happiness for the first time. the day Jesus came into my heart. how i was before i knew Jesus. Oh Jesus. i was a person who truly had no hope. Tomorrow morning. Oh. folks. come forth to him and have all of your sins washed clean. While shampooing. i was an utterly useless person. There is no reason. receive forgiveness of sin. oh Jesus. The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker | 169 every one of you will receive forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus. i began to change amazingly after Jesus came into my heart. a song of praise sprang from my heart. without him how lost I would be. . but i failed the physical because my front tooth was broken. it is Jesus christ. Jesus. if there is one reason i can stand here before you tonight. i recall 1962. i was so tormented. This is my testimony.
i would like to address this by putting together some of the passages from the Bible that deal with redemption. please answer them in your heart. begin- . as you listen. i hope that this morning will be beneficial and worthwhile for all of you. beginning with the book of genesis all the way through to the book of revelation. i would like to tell you specifically about how our sins can truly and completely be redeemed. but as faith. not as knowledge. also. but as reality. Much is written on this in the Bible. i hope that these words will find a place in your heart. when i ask you questions. not as theory. This morning and this evening. we have spoken mostly about the mindset of a person who can receive forgiveness of sin.6 Eternal Redemption U ntil now. We will begin by reading from hebrews chapter 10.
SAITH THE LORD. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Now where remission of these is. AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WR ITE THEM. now let’s go down a little further and read from verse 10. which can never take away sins: But this man. there is no more offering for sin. sat down on the right hand of God. THIS IS THE COV ENA NT TH AT I W ILL M A K E W ITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS. after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. By which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. and not the very image of the things. . From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.172 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ning from verse 1. AND THEIR SINS AND INIQUITIES WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before. For the law having a shadow of good things to come. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices. I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS.
among the successes. even now. record keeping has become very convenient. have become very convenient. Seoul. our lives. Many useful machines have been invented or improved through the invention of the semi-conductor. timing and computer calculating procedures have advanced to the point where they can measure time to one one-hundredth of a second and can transmit the recorded times immediately. Eternal Redemption | 173 i read up to verse 18. i don’t know the details. electronic calculators. we are even able to film . at home. Sometime back. Semi-conductors were thought to be useless because they were not conductors nor non-conductors. My house is within walking distance of the olympic Stadium. but from what i read in the newspaper. right now. the roads were all blocked off and it was quite inconvenient. during the last asian games. whenever i watch. allowing us to put you in this video and letting me see you whenever i think of you. it is so nice to see that things i had forgotten from the conference are recorded for posterity. i’m sure they have filmed all of your faces. computers. and similar kinds of products have become a part of our work and play. we are filming this on video. i live in daechi-dong. when they held competitions. such as the marathon. i feel like the world has become a great place to live. folk s. since the advent of the semi-conductor revolution. gangnamgu. humans invented the semi-conductor and are now using them in everything. however. With advanced medical technology. videos of our retreats and conferences. such that today semi-conductors have become an inseparable part of our lives. The headlines in all the newspapers said the asian games were a huge success. i see people walking around holding video cameras.6.
Wouldn’t that be nice? “Brother Kim.000 pounds sound. i plan to buy one. we humans have not been able to make machines that can look into the hearts and minds of people. such as the heart. who are you? So and so Kim. elder Kim.000 pounds per picture be too expensive? Maybe i’d give you a discount. i think many people would come wanting to see if they have been cleansed of their sins.” if that were possible. elder. They put the bag on the conveyer belt and they watch as it passes by. i’m going to buy it and put it at the entrance of our chapel. come over here. one by one. you still have sins in your heart. They don’t know how few or how many . this is the picture we took of your heart. all of your sins have been washed clean. then? anyway. Unfortunately. so and so Lee. Brother Kim. i will set up a chair and sit behind the machine.” Snap! We’ll take the picture.“ We would take the picture. Let’s have a look to see if your faith is good or bad. but when it is. “click. When you come to our church.” “Wow. just like they do when you get on the aeroplane. repent!” folks. People think and make plans the way they want to. They know nothing about their own heart. i don’t know when such a machine will be invented. please come over here. however.174 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again parts of the body that we cannot see with our eyes. When brothers and sisters come in. how does 1. Would 5. “elder Kim. liver. See? You still have dirty sins. no matter how expensive it is. They check it with an X-ray.” “Look. “oh. deacon so and so. it would be wonderful to have a machine like that. i will sit on the other side of the screen and watch. and stomach.
just because she was born again in germany. The truly interesting thing is that the words of the Bible mirror our heart. but there is nothing from this world that will help them do it. she then wrote me a letter.6.” We hold three or four conferences in large cities every year. one time. Eternal Redemption | 175 sins they have. This sister was so happy after being saved that she asked a german missionary “is there a pastor in Korea who correctly teaches forgiveness of sin like this?” The missionary told her to look up a Pastor ock Soo Park in daegu. The heart is deceitful above all things. it’s all the same. she received forgiveness of sin and became born again. Salvation is made in heaven. that salvation is made in heaven. There is no such thing as domestic or international salvation. but when she went to germany. i heard about you through a certain missionary in germany. does that mean she received german salvation? Whether you get saved in Korea. People need to search their heart. even though you receive salvation in germany. This woman had always gone to church. and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) These words say that nobody knows the heart. i was saved through this and that. she would be able to hear about forgiveness of sin. in the Bible it is written. he also told her that if she went to Pastor Park. there was a woman who went from Korea to germany as a nurse. or in germany. Please tell me about any conference you will be having. i received the letter when we were about to have a . folks. and we have any number of smaller conferences in local churches. from germany. “dear Pastor Park.
her father was dragged unwillingly to the conference. “This is what confucius said. “all they ever talk about is how great Jesus is. father. he attended a confucian temple and would always say. he was hesitant. you take my father to Pastor Park’s conference. “i’ll pay for half of your travel expenses if you go to Korea.” The conference continued. so she gave her friend.. he came up to me and greeted me. They don’t say much more than that. please attend Pastor Park’s conference in daegu. and his daughter must have been worried about him.176 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again grand conference in daegu. while there. saying. travel expenses and asked her to do a favour for her. he wanted to go home. there was no way he could not go. at great expense.” The sister wanted to invite her father to the conference and phoned him from germany.. To let his daughter know that he was attending the conference. like an animal being dragged to the slaughter. and. even before the conference was over. i wrote her a reply.. and i am so and so. This is what Mencius said.” as a result. “father. . “My daughter is so and so. who was about to go on vacation.” her father was living in namhae.” was his assessment.“he was a very old man. he was the president of namhae express corporation... but he did not find it interesting in the least. Since his daughter had spent a lot of money to make the phone call to invite him to the conference. he had no idea what to do because never in his life had he wanted to go to where those “Jesus freaks” gathered.. which is in South Kyungsang Province. “We are having a conference in daegu from this date to that date.
he would become bored because there was no one to keep him company. Pastor. hallelujah! Then he wanted us to make the conference longer. Eternal Redemption | 177 he thought about how disappointed his daughter. and it was already Thursday evening. afterwards. after the sermons ended. would be. he just walked back and forth inside. he received forgiveness of sin. but if just one Word comes into a person. So he spent each day at the conference. but if you ever happen to pass through here. he was full of complaints and his face was always scrunched up. killing time. Some time passed. who was living abroad. he sat down and listened. The conference was on a mountain and people had gathered around to talk about forgiveness of sin. he was so thankful and could not stop smiling. “Pastor Park! i cannot ask you to come to namhae just for me. after a while. it is truly amazing how the holy Spirit of god works. but whenever he would come to me. that person can be changed completely. he would go here and listen. We say many things. That Thursday evening.6. please stop . You are doing a great job.” i was labouring for no purpose. i would ask the people who wanted to receive forgiveness of sin to come forward. and because the Word of god has power. he would sit here and there. and then he would go there and listen. it was too dark for this old man to be outside. he realised the secret of forgiveness of sin. if he returned home without staying to the end. he went to the back of the room and took a seat. he would say. he became curious and came to where we were. People continued talking. he returned to namhae. The conference would end on friday. and since he didn’t know anyone. “oh. but this old man never came forward. and i received a phone call.
there are some scandalous stories. he was so happy to see me. People who live by the sea always like raw seafood. and that namhae seafood is the most delicious. there are some strange stories in the Bible. he prepared a delicious meal for me. they say that the water of namhae is the cleanest in Korea. confucius would say things like. within one month. now he would read the Bible. Then he made the observation. The words of god are good.” “Which stories?” “You know.’ he said such precious words. i’ve been waiting to ask you about this. Pastor. There is one problem i always have when i go namhae or choongmu. but i don’t really care for it. it was amazing how the holy Spirit of god was working. “Pastor.178 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again by. benevolence breeds no enemies. that is what they usually serve me when i visit. “Pastor. i finished reading all of the old and new Testaments. anyway. my only pleasure in life used to be getting up early in the morning and shooting arrows with the elderly people of the village. he told me. and i always read the works of confucius. ‘Be patient. i drove in the front gate.” . went all the way around and stopped at the front gate again. and it is the same problem i have when i come to Busan. after the conference. They sometimes ask me to eat small octopi that are still moving on the plate.” Whereas before he would go to shoot arrows. but in the Bible. which he had never done before. When we sat down. Since that is what the people who live by the sea enjoy. i made it a point to go there. with all of his heart. too. i used to go to a confucian shrine.” Since he asked me so sincerely.
i could get by with saying. it should have only good stories. i am talking about those sorts of questions. “children. These stories would make my face red and i couldn’t continue reading. please ask them today. There were even brothers who had relations with their sisters. very briefly. i closed my eyes and bowed my head. and don’t ask impertinent questions. Lot had relations with his daughters.” Pastors often stumble into these awkward situations. “gee. why is that? Why did they write such stories?“ Pastors receive all kinds of questions. Why did they write such scandalous stories in this holy book?” There is the story of Judah having relations with his daughter-in-law and having a baby. “i don’t know. a school teacher told his students. he had thrown away all that was precious to him. however. the Bible has all kinds of strange stories. and there is no way to know how to answer them all. how many hairs have you got on your head?” “don’t be a wise chap. . i don’t know about that. and daughters would have relations with their fathers. if he had been a person i often spoke with. Pastor. This brother was truly following the Lord.6. i saw that a man had relations with his daughter-in-law. and he had turned his faith to Jesus.” but with him i couldn’t just make up some nonsense or say. if you have any questions. one day. Eternal Redemption | 179 “Which stories do you mean?” i asked. “i thought that the Bible was a good book. “When i read the Bible. then how many words are there in the book?” anyway. ask about something in the book.” “Teacher.” “fine.
choi. You would not do those things. there are the good things that i’ve done. People act as if they are calm and gentle. saying. they may have a hypocritical smile on their face. That is because we have those things in our hearts. Pastor ock Soo Park accomplished this and that. Please give me the wisdom to answer it. it reveals in writing our hearts exactly as they are. This is a question he is asking me for the first time in his life. saying. that is the difference between the Bible and all other books. how are you?” in the Bible.” They would write good things.” “does it have to have those scandalous stories in it to make it different from other books?” “no. My disciples or my underclassmen. even though they have the heart to hate others. would they? if possible. even if they have adulterous thoughts in their hearts. let’s suppose i became old and died. But folks. who are all pastors.” Whilst i had my eyes closed for a second. and there are bad things that i’ve done. “Mr. and a father sleeping with his daughters. would write about me. we all have adulterous hearts. you can find many different kinds of stories. “hi. The Bible has recorded this to reveal that aspect about us and make us realise . on the contrary because the Bible is a mirror of our hearts.180 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “Lord your servant is so foolish that he cannot even answer this man’s question.” folks. they would do their best to hide the bad things. god sent me a realization. They would not write about bad things. as i lived in this world. there are many adulterous and filthy stories. and yes. a father-in-law sleeping with his daughter-in-law. “during his lifetime.
i don’t want to tell you about how we’ve built chapels or a plan we have for our church.” from then on. sin will not appear. however. when you draw the blood of a person who has typhoid and look at it under a microscope. i stepped down from the podium. i want to talk to you about a problem in your hearts that you yourselves know nothing about. this is your heart” and show you your heart. you would easily recognise it. you cannot physically prove whether they are cleansed or not. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could draw out your sin and look at it? even if you take an X-ray. after the sermon on the first evening. but i cannot do that. because you cannot see sin with your eyes. When he heard my explanation. if i could say. Eternal Redemption | 181 it. the Bible reveals everything and shows our hearts. “Pastor. The Bible is indeed the truth. “Pastor. one student said. ‘This is what sin is. so that’s what sin looks like.” if i could draw out from you the sin in your heart. what is sin? can you please talk to me about sin?” i then explained sin to him. if we did not have dirty things in our hearts. or draw blood and examine it.6. isn’t that what sin is? and if . then dirty stories would not have been written. “Look. even if your sins have been cleansed. i cannot show it to you saying. The words of confucius are hypocritical.’ but a thing called sin does exist. you can see the typhoid germs moving back and forth. but the Bible is the truth.” he said. “That’s great. “ah. “how could that be sin?” “Well.” for example. because our hearts are filled with dirty things. he said. saying. he read the Bible even more. that would be great. folks. this morning.
Many people hold the superstitious belief that their sins are washed clean when their tears start to flow. god. god also specifically teaches us the process of having our sins washed clean. superstitions are becoming very popular in the church. You will miss service. god not only cleanses our sins. and prophesy. folks. and you’ll be able to live a good life. you’ll be at peace. he wants you to realise. many people today do not want to rely on the Word of god. “ah ha! So that’s what’s done to wash away my sins.” “read the Bible. speak in tongues. the Word tastes sweeter than honey because the holy Spirit is inside of you. When you receive forgiveness of sin. and their hearts become full of emotion. wanted to wash our sins. however. Your heart will overflow with love.” and that is why god gave us the 66 books of the old and the new Testaments. telling a person who has not had his sins redeemed. in checking whether their sins have been cleansed. too. i think my introduction was too long. Those are just superstitions. according to the Bible because people do not know about these things. i’ve said a lot of things.182 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again so. When they go to the mountain to pray. what can prove whether they have been cleansed? There is only one thing that can prove this and that is the Word of god. That is the duty of a pastor. you must know how to wash your sins clean. Still we need someone to explain clearly how to have our sins washed clean. if you do not go. Would they be able to do these things? People . it’s not that sins are washed clean when you are feeling good and not washed clean when you are not feeling good.” only adds burdens. now. “do not sin!” “do not steal!” “Tithe. Today. regardless of how you feel. they think that their sins have been washed clean.
There are people here who are like that. if you still love the world. this microphone picks up my voice as it should. but it has great capabilities. it said that this hall was built for the purpose of spreading the gospel and educating people in the Busan region. i have led many conferences in many large halls. after you’ve received forgiveness of sin. there is a microphone here. folks. i looked around the facilities. folks. i was touched. from that . What would we need to do. folks. Eternal Redemption | 183 who have had their sins washed clean through this conference will feel that the holy Spirit is in their hearts and that they have changed after just one night. could it make sound like it does now? it could not. Then it would work again. does it not? This hall has a good speaker system. it does not look so good on the outside. and you feel that you have changed. you know that peace has come to your heart. and when all the problems between god and us are resolved. if the holy Spirit goes inside of you. if you still live a fleshly life. but i’ve never seen a speaker system as good as the one here at Mugunghwa. after coming here to Mugunghwa hall. there is some kind of a problem. when i read the introduction of how the Mugunghwa hall was built. That is why the most important thing for us is to realise the secret of forgiveness of sin and how to be born again. you cannot help but to change. i am so thankful that i could come to this wonderful hall and give my sermons. The building is well built. are there not? after spending one night. if that happens? a technician would come and find where the line was cut and then reconnect it. When the wall between god and us disappears.6. The sins in your heart must be washed clean. if this microphone line were cut somewhere.
as if it were washed away. Just because a doctor is busy. the old Testament and the new Testament. . There is a reason that we have people here in every corner preaching the Word. Then. if a doctor is too busy and there are too many patients. When he asks. Just like a cancerous growth or indigestion melts away.” You are a changed person. it is like throwing the aspirin for everyone to come and pick up. When they get a prescription. telling them to pick them up and swallow them? he cannot do that. we ask those of you who want to receive forgiveness of sin to please come forward after the sermon is over. we are able to walk with Jesus. They find the medicine in two places. That would not do. You change. if i end by finishing the sermon. When you go to the hospital. “What symptoms do you have?” the patients must answer precisely. our pastors and ministers are walking around with the two bags of medicines. or send them home after swabbing them with iodine. Why are they doing that? This place is like a hospital. in the old Testament and in the new Testament. We ask you to raise your hands and come forward every night. would it? and so. saying. the sin in your heart vanishes. he or she cannot merely pass out painkillers to everyone. there are doctors. They find out what the problem is and they prescribe medicine accordingly.184 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again moment on. when you take the medicine. he gets the stethoscope and diagnoses the patients one by one. does the doctor gather the patients together and throw a bunch of aspirin at them. “hallelujah. it is the same with the disease of the spirit. Then we have counseling time with the servants of god who are here with us and are specialists. you feel light when your sins are washed clean. they can get the medicine they need.
a long time ago. they have the general internal medicine department. i saw some people going home. they have external and internal medicine. exodus. so this Scripture will be good for her.” how sad that would be. but i went home early because i was so busy and couldn’t receive forgiveness of sin. There are so many things i want to say. after i preached the Word.” it made me happy. even within internal medicine.6. Pastor. if someone says.. There are many passages about forgiveness of sin in genesis. Joshua.” What did i say yesterday evening? i talked about the chief butler and the chief baker. but one was saved and the other was destroyed. Let’s not have anyone here go home without receiving forgiveness of sin. with many departments. “oh. “ah. They have a professional licence and specialize in and deal with the problem of sin. i saw them rejoicing. They couldn’t get a hold of themselves.. as well as other departments. But in the Bible. numbers. folks. ..” “he needs this Scripture because his condition is like that of nicodemus. Eternal Redemption | 185 and they listen to what each person has to say. Leviticus. Yesterday evening.” That is why whenever i have a conference. They had both sinned. let’s all receive forgiveness of sin. and i’m sorry that i have not yet spoken about the words we read earlier. i came to the conference. i smiled as i stood behind them. after having received forgiveness of sin. this person’s condition is like the Samaritan woman. and we come together. “This is how you can have your sins forgiven. it does not label them. These people’s expertise is sin. i invite 40 or 50 pastors to join me. on that day. remembering the time when i received forgiveness of sin. deuteronomy. When you go to a hospital. and Judges. “i had tasted that kind of joy myself. and now i’m here in hell.
folks let’s read hebrews 8:1-5. when i did not know this. Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such a high priest. i suffered so badly because i didn’t know this. my eyes were opened. made the tabernacle. and you will realise it. folks. it’s been a long time. i had to get a new Bible.” one time i painted the whole Bible red. ah. so i gave it to him. long ago. and i don’t know where he is. this is how to receive forgiveness of sin. who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. There was a time. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man has . anyway. it looked as though the whole Bible was painted red. so let me just tell you one thing. there are so many passages in the Bible about receiving forgiveness of sin. the israelites.186 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again i explained through that story how our souls can be saved and how they can be destroyed. Someone i preached the gospel to asked for it. and after a while.” i would colour the Scriptures with a red pen. and of the true tabernacle. i hope you will listen well to this one thing and receive forgiveness of sin. under Moses. but when i read the Bible after receiving forgiveness of sin. i coloured it with coloured pencils. “oh. i cannot speak about them all. A minister of the sanctuary. and not man. Your eyes will open if you receive forgiveness of sin. i wonder who took that Bible. “oh. When they were coming out of egypt.” “This is another way to receive forgiveness of sin. which the Lord pitched. That’s how the Bible is. this is the way to receive the forgiveness of sin.
i said. (Hebrews 8:1-2) in verse two. he should not be a priest. you would be up here talking about it. i didn’t know what to do. although you just read them. if you were knowledgeable about this. TH AT THOU M A K E ALL THINGS ACCOR DING TO THE PATTER N SHEWED TO THEE IN THE MOUNT. i was very clumsy. SEE. anyone can make mistakes when they talk. “Pastor. “Tabernacle. i keep making mistakes. But the truth. Why would you be sitting down there? When i first began broadcasting. right? repeat after me. . as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for. For if he were on earth. You have no idea what these words are about. in the earlier part of the reading it says. See. mak- . which the Lord pitched.. right? here. we announcers cannot make mistakes when we talk. SA ITH HE . We have read up to verse five.” but the announcer told me. there are two tabernacles. who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. you cannot make mistakes with the truth. Pastor. and not man.. Eternal Redemption | 187 somewhat also to offer.We have such a high priest.6. however. “i can’t do broadcasting.” But what kind of a tabernacle does it say it is? it’s okay even if we are wrong. it’s okay to make mistakes with words. A minister of the sanctuary. we can find the words sanctuary and tabernacle. and of the true tabernacle. saith he. seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.
there is the altar and the temple. The temple of the South Busan church and the temple of the north Busan church. folks. When they made the temple. god called Moses. when you go to heaven. Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. When israelites were leaving egypt. to Moses when he was there without eating for 40 days and 40 nights. “Ten commandments. “Moses.” right? god gave two tablets of stone. but that is not what i am talking about here. here on earth..” “Yes!“ “come up to the summit of Mount Sinai. even if you are wrong. Let us look at verse five. i don’t know if god gave Moses a television .. two sanctuaries. with the Ten commandments. two tabernacles and there are two temples. have you ever heard that there are two tabernacles and two temples? There really are two. you have seen the film. There were sanctuaries where they gave offerings to god. folks.” Maybe she was just saying that to make me feel good.“ So Moses went up to the summit of Mount Sinai. anyway. but.188 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ing mistakes could be your charm.. aren’t there two? Maybe some of you think like that. folks. here it says the “true tabernacle. they made another altar and temple in the wilderness. but one of them was not made by man. (Hebrews 8:5) There are two altars. it was the sanctuary in heaven. afterward.” is it made by man or by god? it was made by god. it is okay.
and humans made the altar on earth.. that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. according to what i have shown you here on the mountain. the bread table was there.as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for. or cows and sprinkled the blood about.. The one on earth is just a replica. and told Moses to build them on earth exactly as he saw them.. then? it is in heaven. the ark was there. and the water pot was there. sheep. god revealed the temple.” now i will read hebrews chapter 8 verse 5. Because of that. now do you understand it? . Eternal Redemption | 189 or some other kind of a vision.. every time the israelites sinned. killed lambs. “Moses. The priests wore ephods. make one of these in this world. saith he. Then he said. (Hebrews 8:5) So when we read this verse. See. and the altar in heaven.6. Please open your Bible to Leviticus chapter 4 of the old . the image of the altar in heaven was brought down. but god showed Moses a vision with everything from the tabernacle in heaven. now i will speak about how these offerings were given to wash away their sins. they made offerings before the altar. he showed Moses all of it. the ark.. Where is the original of that. Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. also. exactly as it was and told Moses to build it on earth. he brought down from heaven the image of the altar. The altar was there.
And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering. and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering. and the priest shall make an atonement for him. a kid of the goats. let’s do a role play.” and also “altar. one brother and one sister. i’ll read from verse 27. And he shall take away all the fat thereof. or on a mountain? no. And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger. Please step up. have you ever stood up in a place like this . or on the street. People of the old Testament wanted to make offerings by killing a lamb because they had sinned. for his sin which he hath sinned. which he hath sinned.190 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Testament. and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings. whilst he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done. and it shall be forgiven him. “place of the burnt offering. And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance.” These things are all inside the tabernacle. can they make an offering just anywhere? at home.” “altar of burnt offering. they cannot. (Leviticus 4:27-31) here it says. To better understand this. They must come forth before the altar when they make an offering. a female without blemish. and be guilty. Or if his sin. and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD. please come to the front. come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering.
not just anyone can receive forgiveness of sin. look at the man standing here. you have to realise that you are a sinner. Then a person is qualified to receive forgiveness of sin.c. Eternal Redemption | 191 before? no? folks. i have just read how to make an offering to have your sins forgiven. There are qualifications to be met. no matter how great you are. Because the wages of sin is death.. The qualifications to receive forgiveness of sin are. so please don’t misun- . suppose a person committed a sin. which he hath sinned. Look. i’m sorry. a life that will die in his place. The sister here. as it is written in the old Testament. Let’s go back 3500 years. And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance.. a female without blemish. his heart is pounding. you must realise your sin. can you play the role of the goat. he wants to have his sins forgiven. come to his knowledge.. Or if his sin. doesn’t he? i think he has committed many sins. so it must be true. What year are we in now? 1500 B. you cannot be forgiven. this story is very important.This man must now bring a kid of the goats. and be guilty. you must have committed a sin.6. Let’s read Leviticus 4:27 together. Please listen carefully. first. (Leviticus 4:27-28) So. he looks like a criminal. Look at his face. We have entered a time machine and have now gone back. the sinner must bring a kid of the goats. whilst he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done. if you have not committed a sin. this is just role playing. now. now. a female without blemish. it is now the old Testament era. Secondly.
he brings the goat over. folks. it has no sin. and if sin were a suit. a female without blemish. free from sin. the sinner lays his hands on the head of the goat. comes to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering. he could just take it out. That’s why he says. a female without blemish. nor can we pick it up and move it. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering. what must we do to transfer sin? it is recorded in Leviticus 16:21 that sin moves over through the laying on of hands. it will be upon the man. Then how does the sin shift over? if sin were a pen. Then. it cannot be punished. cables are connected to bring the electricity here from the plant. a kid of the goats. verses 28 and 29. “goat (lamb). Unless the sin is shifted. i’m sorry.192 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again derstand.. folks. but please listen carefully. if this goat (lamb) is to die for this man. if this goat has no blemishes. the man’s sin must shift over to the goat. for his sin which he hath sinned. But we cannot touch sin. does it have sin? no. Why does he do the laying on of hands? Look here. Or if his sin. Because sin moves over through the laying on . now this man has brought a kid of the goats. for my sake. then he could just remove it.. one is a sinner and the other is a clean goat.. which he hath sinned. But what about this man? he has sin. Look at nothing else.” having said that. say. Please read it carefully when you go home tonight. electricity that we use now is made at the power plant. Please die for my sins. we cannot see sin with our eyes. The sin offering is either a lamb or a goat. upon which one will the wrath of the judgement of god fall? of course. but god sees sin with his. Thus.
we act as if we are. if something is in god’s heart. you shall do the laying on of the hands upon its head. when he did the laying on of hands. in the Bible it is recorded that sin moves over by the laying on of hands. however. “don’t go to hell. even if you look at it through a magnifying glass. Many people say they caught a fish as big as their arm even though they caught a fish only as big as their hand. but that is what the Bible says. saying. he is unable to say other- . So. “for you to move your sin over to the goat (lamb). it’s great to see you!” We often put up a front like that. he says exactly what is in his heart. you cannot see it. right? it moved over? What moved over? i didn’t see anything. let me ask you. the fish he caught can become big or small. now we will do the ceremony of moving sin over. But god cannot do that. we could not see whether his sin moved over or not. it’s your choice. Eternal Redemption | 193 of hands. folks. Then did this sinner’s sin transfer to the goat (lamb)? no. Whether you believe it or not are your choice. you can never know that your sin has moved over by seeing it clearly with your own eyes. if we listen to a smooth talker. When you look through the eyes of faith. “hey. Why are you trying to go hell?” god does not say that.6. i am the priest. This person did the laying on of hands upon this goat (lamb). it didn’t. Would god lie? even though we are not really happy to see each other. right? folks. transferred with the laying on of hands because god promised that sin transfers through the laying on of hands. this person must do the laying on of hands to move his sin over to this side so the goat (lamb) will die instead. so the sin must have moved over. sin. he says such-and-such is in his heart.” now this sinner has done the laying on of hands upon this clean goat (lamb).
then i would believe for all of you because i know how to believe. then there is nothing i can do about it because somebody else can’t have faith for you. at his side. The man has now had his sins washed clean.194 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again wise. if somebody could believe for you. So he is happy. he cannot say sin moved over when it did not. a life shed its blood and died for this man’s sin. Why? Because the wages of sin is death. there are no more sins in this man.” They paint the blood as proof that something has died for his sin. There are horns on the altar. “Sin offering. and grabs the goat’s (lamb’s) neck. Then the priest takes the blood of the goat (lamb) and sprinkles it onto the altar. So do you believe in this god? if you don’t want to believe this. and this goat (lamb) becomes the sinner. This is the sin offering in the old Testament. he did the laying on of hands.” it is an offering for the redemption of sin. and the offering is finished. he makes the horns red by painting the blood on it. The rest of the blood is poured under the altar. after the laying on of hands does sin remain in this man? What about in this goat (lamb)? in the Word of god. isn’t that why i am raising my voice now? now. The goat (lamb) sheds its blood. but a sin goat (lamb). and dies. and stabs the artery to get its blood. Then. not a sinner. are burned. repeat after me one more time. But because i cannot do that. such as the dung or the intestines. . all the leftovers. “Sin offering. is he righteous? he is not righteous? does he have sin? he does not. falls over. “god. repeat after me. first of all. he says the sin moves over because it does move over. so to speak. What does the priest do with it then? he takes a sharp knife. after the laying on of hands.” So this man now has had his sin washed clean.
12 o’clock. god’s heart is saddened about this. this person becomes holy.” he lives on.. he touches the head. my enemy. Let’s think about this from god’s point of view. noon. Eternal Redemption | 195 “da da da da. but he cannot pour his love upon them because sin is standing in the way. oh. today. then that’s a hundred thousand pounds. but this person killed a goat (lamb) and made an offering. and perhaps for 10 days. it’s all because i met that idiot. lifts up the left leg. he had no choice but to go and get another goat (lamb) and bring it over.” he cursed his enemy. god truly loves humans. i paid a lot of money for that goat (lamb). this is great. so god was very pleased. to kill it and give it as an offering to wash away my sins. his life of holiness is safely kept and he is fine. folks. after getting into a big fight. even if we want to make such an offering. now my righteousness is gone. looks at the chest. for one hour. tick. he brings it back and makes another offering.” The man suffered and cried.” passes by. after ten days. october 9. and the time “tick.6. two hours. This kind of offering continued in the old Testament. now is he righteous? is he holy? no. looks at the tail. we cannot afford it. “Wow. hated him and fought with him. Then. if one goat (lamb) costs 100 pounds. 1500 B. it says that at the altar blood flowed like a river. he quietly thought. Starting now. and if there are no blemishes.c. he goes to the market and looks for a goat (lamb). have you heard that Solomon once made one thousand offerings? although people with money can give a thousand offerings. he is not. from october 9. tick. he meets his family’s enemy. he became clean.” . “We meet again. “oh.
The devil is so good at deceiving us. Lord. even with our very eyes. no matter how many offerings we give.196 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again But after a couple of hours. he goes and sins. So. again and again. When the devil says. he sinned again. You lied. that’s right.” and people begin to cry and carry on with great ostentation. What can we do to move them over? W hen they k illed la mbs in the old Testament as offerings. they had to do laying on of hands. every morning. oh. to . and people around the churches come to hate church-goers. you have sin. god wanted to make an offering that would forgive man’s sins eternally. Because the eternal offering cannot be given through a lamb or a goat. Sob. real estate prices near churches fall. You sinned. Because of that. Jesus came to this earth for our sins as the Lamb of god. eventually. should our sins not transfer onto Jesus? how could we have our sins move onto Jesus? Most people do not know about this. There is a reason god gave us that example.” “oh. yeah. i am a sinner. they cry and sob miserably. “hey. offerings made by killing and giving goats (lambs) are not the actual. but an example. When god was about to show him his love. it will not work because it can only wash that one act of sin. a goat dies at the altar in the temple of heaven and our sins are forgiven. sob. if that is the case. Jesus christ. We can’t see sin. So they say that they do not know whether their sins go over to Jesus or not. Priests in the old Testament killed many goats or lambs and gave them as offerings for us to realise that. however. now. god sent his only begotten Son. sob. in the actual temple of heaven. our sins must move over to Jesus. as a Lamb for us. it’d be very tiring for god to love us like that.
Eternal Redemption | 197 move sin over. if millions of people come and lay their hands on Jesus. the whole leg would eventually wear out and fall off. But if a whole nation or congregation sins. suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. verse 13. in Leviticus chapter 4. if we all do the laying on of hands on him. i heard that one of Peter’s feet. read it when you go home. then Jesus’ head will wear out and fall off. and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him. in the old Testament. open your Bible to Matthew chapter 3. even if just a few people were to come and kiss it. saying. italy. i have never been there. there is a bronze statue of Peter. it tells about this. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John. we need a representative to do the laying on of hands to move our sins onto Jesus. Thus. Pilgrims from all over the world come and pass by to kiss his feet. too. verse 1. Then. to keep people from kissing his remaining foot. his head can only become worn out. they do not all do the laying on of hands. I have need to be baptized of thee. if you read in the old Testament. but that’s what they say. to be baptized of him. Then he suffered him. how can the millions and billions of people who have been born on this earth all come to Jesus and do the laying on of hands on him? clearly. if you go to the cathedral in rome. But John forbad him. now they’ve put him in a glass case. they have a representative do it. . Let’s look into that process. when one person sins. which was made of bronze. became completely worn out and now he is missing a leg. he lays his hands on the lamb. rather.6. they cannot.
do they lay their hands on the person? Yes. John the Baptist was baptizing in the river Jordan.This is my beloved Son. thus fulfilling all righteousness means that our sins are forgiven. This laying on of hands by John the Baptist. is the process of transferring the sin of mankind onto Jesus. Why? it was because god had sent Jesus to this earth and told Jesus to bear all the sins of the world and die. the obedient Son. here he was carrying upon himself all the sins of the world. . “Baptize me. and this one is John the Baptist. for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. “This is my beloved Son. when baptisms are performed.” That is why he is the beloved Son.198 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Look. What did John say in response? “i need to be baptized by you and you come to me?” What did Jesus christ say to that? “Suffer it to be so. in whom I am well pleased. Then John goes down to the river Jordan and baptizes Jesus. the heavens opened and there was a sound from the heavens.” The actor forgot all his lines. Suppose this brother is Jesus. (Matthew 3:17) That’s what god was pleased of. who is the representative of all of mankind. folks.” said Jesus.” how can righteousness be fulfilled by Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist? Because righteousness is the opposite of sin. John the Baptist did the laying on of hands upon the head .. and Jesus came by. ladies and gentlemen.. That is why god gave this answer. do you understand? When he was baptized and came up out of the water. one more time. they do. “Suffer it to be so now.
but of your children. and saith. Eternal Redemption | 199 of Jesus and performed the baptism. verse 29. when John was baptizing at the river Jordan. The first day. please answer me clearly. no matter how he died. would not all sin transfer over onto Jesus? Loving folks. You did not see that with your own eyes. doesn’t that mean that Jesus did not die for your sins being passed over to him? When Jesus died two thousand years ago. it would have had nothing to do with us. So. and of all mankind. We will read it together. if Jesus had died when our sins had not transferred. This is the Word of god. We could not say that he died for our sins. Then. Next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him. before god. forever. isn’t that so? do you understand? and that is why. and you believe now. Jesus came to him and was baptized. since John the Baptist is the representative of all mankind. Jesus had to die. That’s right. this was the river Jordan where . and read John chapter 1.6. after having our sins transferred to him. Long before we were born into this world. Let’s open the Scriptures. but it is a fact that your sins passed over. and of your grandchildren. not only you people. When did your sin transfer onto Jesus? did it transfer when you believed? Suppose your sins transfer when you believe. Behold the Lamb of God. only then could the death of Jesus have an effect on us. next day. but Jesus died two thousand years ago. all of our sins had already moved over onto Jesus. which taketh away the sin of the world. it is not important when we believe that our sins transfer. Jesus came again to John at the river. Jesus bore and carried the sins of.
. which taketh away the sin of the world. so i took away everyone’s sin except yours. he was crying out.Behold. he had been dipped in the water the day before.. The same Jesus from yesterday had happened along... (John 1:29) Was Jesus carrying a heavy load on his shoulders when he came? John said. “i am your eternal enemy. Then. Pastor!” There are many strange people.. the Lamb of God.. and that is why god said. “But i think my sins are excluded from that.Behold. We could not see with our eyes that our sins had moved over onto Jesus. other than that. the Lamb of God. . which taketh away the sin of the world.. which taketh away the sin of the world.. from generation to generation.Behold.200 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again the blue waters flow and where John was baptizing.. We could not see that he is carrying sin. but the eyes of god could see it. the Lamb of God. as well. are your sins excluded from this? although it may include all other people’s sins. and he was baptized. what did John say? . he was wearing wrinkled clothes because his wet clothes had dried.” when Jesus came from the other side. John the Baptist saw it..” . “repent and be baptized.
the Lamb of God. if something was there and then it is no longer there. if we don’t remember it? Were that the case. . even god turned his face away from him. and afflicted. it says. cannot be seen with the eye. right? and that is how he bore our sin. if a pregnant woman has a child. But sin. and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken.. we’d all receive forgiveness of sin. Because he had so much sin and was dirty. So now. whether it is there or not. as if we still had sin. Who has the most sin in the world? he was crucified on the cross because the sin of the whole world was upon him.. Eternal Redemption | 201 . and Jesus. and he bore them all..6. who is the Lamb of god. (Isaiah 53:4-5) it says that Jesus was crucified for our transgressions and our iniquities. came to take away our sins. Satan uses our memory to deceive us. Because we remember sin. But he was wounded for our transgressions. a lamb carried away sin by the laying on of hands. was crucified. folks. Jesus. if our sin remains because we have it in our memory. verse 4. You can tell with your eyes. he was bruised for our iniquities. if your sins have been moved over to Jesus because sin is invisible. which taketh away the sin of the world. you cannot check with your own eyes. all you have is the memory of sin in your heart.. she knows that she has given birth because the child is tangible. smitten of God. would that mean our sin is gone. who was the Lamb of god.. if we got amnesia. folks. That is why in isaiah 53. Jesus must be punished. Surely he hath borne our griefs.
202 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again no. The Lord’s blood covers my sins. Believe it if you want to. That’s why it says in the children’s hymnal. You may remember it. is there a need for me to pay again? it is good to drive with people like Pastor Kwon. Let’s search through the Bible and talk about this in more . and don’t believe it if you don’t want to. Jesus received all of the punishment we needed to receive without consulting us and without so much as getting our permission.” Yesterday because my car was so dirty. i’ve already paid for it.” “When?” “Just a little while ago. That is what the Bible tells us. he says. folks. that is the love he loves us with. i went with Minister Kwon to the car wash. the Lord would have such a heartache. “Pastor. after they finished washing the car.” So. Because Jesus died for me. do you know this hymn? When we go to receive the judgement from god. and at times you may feel guilt in your heart. the judgement is not upon me. when Pastor Kwon said. there is nothing left to be judged. There is no more judgement for me. “i finished your judgement. Please do not receive that love in vain. if your sin still remains. Because your sin passed over onto Jesus and received judgement. after Jesus was crucified. but that sin surely passed over to Jesus christ.” “When?” “at the cross. that is not it. folks. i was about to pay.
rather. remember? They did not use that for the offering in the sanctuary of heaven. Jesus christ. Jesus entered once and for all. Please open your Bible to hebrews chapter 9. if he needs to die again. here it says. Eternal Redemption | 203 detail. he went to the real tabernacle in heaven. When they made offerings in the old Testament era. Then. by a greater and more perfect tabernacle. even now Jesus would not refuse to come down to be crucified. every time they would sin because the sacrifice cleansed only the sin of that time. but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place. not made with hands. but all our sins. .6. washed away not only the sins of that time. The offerings given according to the example of lambs and goats wash away sins. and that is why there is no need for him to be crucified again. read verse 13. that is to say. when he was crucified and died. through his own blood. but he is sitting at the right hand of the throne of god because there is no need. neither by the blood of goats and calves. Jesus did not enter the tabernacle built by the hands of man in the old Testament. Neither by the blood of goats and calves. they needed the blood of goats and calves. the holy place. But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come. not of this building. i will read verse 11. having obtained eternal redemption for us. But people had to continually kill goats and lambs. in verse 12. eternally.
why wouldn’t the blood of the Son of god. verse 10. be able to wash away our sins? do you believe that? don’t just believe with your mouths. . i did not do anything. even the blood of goats and calves can wash sins away. hebrews chapter 10. There should be no doubt or problem in your heart. Because you don’t know this. Let’s read. You say that you believe Jesus washed away your sins. sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: even when they gave offerings through killing goats and calves. now. but when you are asked. i told you last night. Then. Jesus christ. folks. but you must be clear about forgiveness of sin. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” That is not believing. and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean. Then your heart can be freed from sin. were people’s sins washed clean and were they sanctified? Yes. “have you got sin?” You answer. That is knowing. The Lord will rejoice. i will talk to you from another perspective. you try hard yourself to become holy. together. who believe. but that makes no sense. what makes us holy? We are holy because Jesus was crucified. they were sanctified. so you may believe. do you truly believe? raise your hand if you believe. Because Jesus shed his blood for you. You must believe that the Lord washed your sin perfectly clean. more so. the Lord rejoices in you. “Yes i have sin.204 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again For if the blood of bulls and of goats.
sat down on the right hand of God.6. right there. i hope that you will come to believe in the cross that has perfected you. verse 12: But this man. Believe that you have been made holy. after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever.. What can you do about that? folks. From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. on the inside it’s just a pig who likes to wallow in the mud. become holy? We cannot become holy. (Hebrews 10:12-14) god made us eternally holy and also has perfected us forever. so there’ll be nothing more for you to do for your sins. how can we. who enjoy sin. verse 11: And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices. which are right then. no matter how much Soir de Paris you put on a pig.. . through the blood of the cross. The effect of the offering is eternal. verses 16 and 17: .sat down on the right hand of God. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Eternal Redemption | 205 it’s Soir de Paris on the skin of a pig. which can never take away sins: That washes only my sins. but we are holy because Jesus was crucified and shed his blood. What offering? The eternal offering.
” People are that way. you just nag at me. about it.” “fine then. “Why did you do that?” When she does it again. but you never let it go. i end up mentioning it and nagging her again. too! Why do you keep on doing that?” “When i do something wrong. he remembers when he . “You said you were going to forget about that. AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM. he does not remember. SAITH THE LORD. “You did that last time. we cannot help but to remember. That’s how humans are. But what would happen. i say. we still cannot remember. god said that he no longer remembers your sins and iniquities. You keep it in your mind. they remember it all over again.206 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS. there are times when she does something wrong. Then. when something else happens. but no matter how much we think. you would feel uncomfortable coming to me. But if god does not want to remember. even though we try not to remember. i chastise her. Sometimes we try to remember. Between my wife and i. and if i knew about it. They say that they will forget about something.” But later on. without realizing it. AND THEIR SINS AND INIQUITIES WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE. if i forgot all about it? Then everything would be fine. if you did something bad to me. I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS. but then. on and on. i won’t mention it again. saying.
i want to be able to explain this easily. i hope that not so much as one person here will be left behind. those of you who are attending this conference. but forgiveness of sin that i received. loving citizens of Busan. The sermon has become rigid. if you listen to the tapes two or three times. Let’s all meet at the centregate on the south side and go into . Let’s meet each other joyfully in that land. so those of you who do not understand. Three on the east side. When we go to heaven. and three on the north side. i hope that you.6. tomorrow morning. Lots of time has passed. Many people bought the sermon tapes yesterday. i’m sure there is much that you do not understand. but i have so much to tell you and only a limited amount of time. We are providing them for you. if god says he does not remember. as you listen to the Word. three on the south side. i’m thankful that i can come to Busan and stand before you. and tomorrow evening. Eternal Redemption | 207 wants to. anyhow. i have nothing to show you for my gratitude. Because of that. god does not remember our sins whatsoever. this evening. sitting in those small chairs for nearly three hours. and i’m sorry about that. i believe that your faith will become firmly rooted. hallelujah! i praise the Lord. i have a thankful heart toward Pastor Woo. so we will end today’s sermon here. This evening i would like to talk to you from a different perspective. will be able to receive it. i hope that every one of you continues attending. how your hearts can become freed from sin. just like deleting a file on a computer. for attending. you have done a great job. three on the west side. he does whatever he wants to. then he completely forgets about it. this amazing salvation. Loving folks. There are twelve gates into heaven. too. who invited me and also to you.
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The Man Who Fell among Thieves
ood evening, everyone. You applauded the person who gave the testimony, and you applauded the singers, but why aren’t you applauding the person who is giving the sermon? i was only kidding, but thanks anyway. We will read the Scriptures, beginning with Luke chapter 10, from verse 25. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, what is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND W ITH A LL TH Y SOUL , A ND W ITH A LL TH Y STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL THY MIND; AND THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. And he said unto him,
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Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. (Luke 10:25-37) We read up to verse 37. folks, this morning, we talked in detail about how, through the Bible, our sins were transferred to Jesus christ. actually, our sins do not burden our shoulders, but they do make our hearts heavy. Sin wounds the core of our heart, rather than diseases our flesh. Because of that, when most people receive forgiveness of sin and become freed from the burden of sin, they give testimonies of many different kinds of disease being cured
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automatically. a certain foreign doctor said, “When we get rid of the burden of sin in the heart, 437 different kinds of disease are automatically healed.” Most of our diseases originate in the heart. i often feel that myself. When i become worried and concerned, i cannot digest my food, and i lose my appetite. however, when my heart is light and happy, i have no problem, no matter what i eat. folks, we all know that it is good to be freed from sin, but most people don’t know how to be freed from sin. if there is a tree of sin, then people live a spiritual life plucking the fruit of that tree, one by one. apples, persimmons, grapes, or peaches grow only once a year. once you reap the fruit, there is no more to pick. however, the tree of sin bears its fruit anytime, anywhere. That fruit comes whilst you are sleeping, when you wake up, after breakfast, and it comes even when you are walking down the street. So most people waste their lives every day, picking this fruit. not once do they stand before god with a bold, confident, joyful, or peaceful heart because there is no end, no matter how much they pick. That is the condition of most people’s hearts. our Lord did not try to discipline the fruit of sin. The sins we commit are the result of sin. he resolved the sin in our heart from its origin; uprooting the tree of sin. on the first evening, i said that sin and crime are different. The cold and a runny nose are different. a cold is also different from a cough. of course, you do get a sore throat, a runny nose, and you cough when you have a cold, but the cough and the runny nose are not the cold. We steal, we lie, and we hate others. all people who have sin do such things. however, we
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do not call stealing sin. Stealing is the result of sin. We call stealing a crime. if we have sin in our hearts, it makes us commit sins. This morning, i talked to you about how the sins we had, from top to bottom, were transferred to Jesus christ. i wanted to continue to talk about that this evening, but since there is so much i have to say, i will tell you about that the next time i get a chance. This evening, i want to talk to you from a different perspective. how do we earn our salvation? how can we enter into heaven? how can we be eternally freed from sin? how can we boldly come before god, like long ago, before adam and eve sinned? That’s what i want to talk to you about. folks, we think that such things are impossible, but because god has many methods and great power, he can do more than have such filthy and dirty humans like us receive salvation. i will talk specifically about these problems, based mostly on the words in Luke chapter 10. Long ago, a young man worked at the wharf in London, in england. he had no family or loved ones. he couldn’t even get married, and he lived very poorly. With the few pence he made working all day long, he would buy some bread. he slept anywhere. his job was carrying luggage on and off ships that went back and forth between england and the United States. from time to time, he heard from the people who came from the United States that it was a land of opportunity and that it was a good place to live. So this young man began to think, “i’ve been living here, and i’ve worked hard, only to keep the wolf away from the door. Why don’t i go to america and make some money?” he began to save up for passage to go to america. Since he
“if i’m going anyway. there will be food. he could buy the ticket. but he could not go because he had no money.” he made up his mind to buy the ticket. it was just enough to buy a ticket. “farewell. he would hide the little bits of money he made in his suit pocket. you need to eat.7. When it came time for lunch. as soon as i get to america. he thought. somehow. i’m fine.” “But still. and i’ll be able to make money.“ everyone had eaten and was returning. the people on board the ship got together and were excitedly talking about all the possibilities in the United States.” he got on the ship.” “no. “Young man! Let’s go eat. and at times. “So i think i’ll pass up on lunch.” “oh. “That was . London wharf. off he went to the United States. he would pull out his money and count it.” he said. he counted all the money he had in his pocket. i might as well not delay. now. it took a ship one week to get to the United States from england. Man Hit by Robbers | 215 did not make a lot of money. everything will work out. ring!” The bell rang calling the people to come to the dining room to eat. Back then. “ring. go ahead and skip lunch. and to the sound of the ship’s horn. Back then.” he turned his back on england with no hesitation. The person next to him said. he also talked. there were few ships that went to the United States. whenever he had time.” “Then fine. he thought. i got indigestion from breakfast. but he was worried about what he would eat onboard. but leave now. he went to the ticket booth and asked the price of passage. “i won’t die of starvation in just one week. and what he would do when he got to america. perhaps only one a month. he would sit and listen to them. one day. everyone went to eat. saying.
” When it was dinner time. three days passed. so you must be famished.” “if you skip meals like this. Therefore.” “Young man. on the morning of the sixth day.” “oh.” he thought he could somehow make it through. he would talk with them and have a good time. come. “Look. it’s going to be bad for your health. but it felt as though he would starve to death before even making it to america. if you eat. he would become very down and say. if i’m going to die anyway. then die. “now i’m going to die. Two days passed. . they say. no. the bell rang again. let’s go eat.216 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again delicious. but when it was meal time. he still said. when they would ask him to join them. ring!” “Young man. i go for days without eating. Passengers! We truly apologize. you at least look better when you die. i can suffer this once. however. he felt like he was about to die. you didn’t have lunch.” now. so he made up his mind. “ring. “i’ll make it through. due to the storm. but we will arrive in america five days later than scheduled. if it were only one week. “no. but now he felt doomed. “attention. and once again.” So everyone else went to dinner. this young man was so hungry that he could not bear it. there was an announcement on the ship.” he had no confidence that he would make it through the next five days. Why are you starving yourself?” “it’s none of your business whether i starve or not!” he would say and become angry. in two days they would arrive in the United States. don’t worry about me. i’m fine. let me eat. he went hungry.” “oh. The other people began to say that he became strange at meal time and stopped inviting him. and after he had starved for five days. you chaps go ahead.
or whatever!” So he went into the dining room at about the time the other people were finishing their meal and leaving. When they tell me to pay. What will happen when i say that i have no money?” he was nervous and began to stall. “excuse me. but in his heart he began to worry about paying.. i wouldn’t have starved myself. “are you eating here for the first time?” “first time or second time. he was eating for the first time in several days. “This is for how many people?” “it doesn’t matter how many people eat. without knowing that he had already paid for his meals.” he ordered five steaks and a lot of other food.” now. he ate one plate. i’ll eat as much as i can.” as he thought about how he had starved for five days. “Well. so he ate without knowing whether the food was good or not. Man Hit by Robbers | 217 i’ll go to the dining room and eat something. after finishing his meal. he thought to himself. The waitress then asked. The waitress asked. you can . two plates. Just bring the food..” The waitress brought over the food he had ordered.. do the laundry. i’ll wash the dishes. “What?” “i said. May i have the bill?” The waitress said.” “We don’t charge you for food.7. how much does this come out to?” “is this your first time eating here?” “Please. all other employees had left and one waitress stayed behind to clear his table. he had really made up his mind. “What would you like?” he thought. my god! if i had known that.” “oh. it doesn’t matter. he sipped the water slowly and said.” “You what?” “When you bought your ticket. if i’m going to die anyway. please bring me the bill. all of your meals were included. “The waitress is going to ask me to pay for the food. Just bring it. he had eaten so much that his stomach was about to burst. just bring the bill.
i’ll come home early. People who do not know what god has prepared for us. okay?” “Why. a certain mother had to go out of town for a while. Before she left the house. now if the son did not know that his mother had prepared his food. one day. however. The mother had left.218 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again imagine how resentful and angry he felt.” “okay. who have so many sins. Mom. at all.” The boy forgot about it. do not rely on what god has prepared. as well as his breakfast for the next morning. however. god prepared everything for us. looking for something . folks. coming home at around sunset. after waiting as long as she could. wouldn’t he have been running around. She also left rice in the pot. That young man suffered miserably for five days because he did not know that the meals were included in his ticket. and went to play football instead. this is not something to be angry about. mother?” he asked. compared to the person who is going to hell. “Because i have to go out of town for a while. She told her son. The reason we go to hell is because we do not know the will of god. she prepared dinner for her son. he might have starved the entire week and not have made it to the United States. When a mother gives birth. if it weren’t for the storm. doesn’t the mother prepare nappies and clothes because she knows that the baby will urinate and defecate? in the same way because god knew how evil and dirty man would be and that we would sin. “come home early from school today. but try to do things for themselves. do you know why people go to hell? do you think people go to hell because they have committed too many sins? They go to hell because they have not realised the Word of god.
What is written in the law? Yes. but eternal life was beyond his grasp.7. please listen.” and . That is why he came forth to Jesus and asked the question. we can discover spiritual secrets hidden inside the Word when we read the Scriptures carefully. This lawyer thought that he had to do something to receive salvation and eternal life. verse 25.” “Thou shalt not steal. The question the lawyer asked. and tempted him. people who do not know the secret of what god has prepared for them try to do things for themselves. did he receive eternal life? he thought that he could achieve eternal life by doing that. Man Hit by Robbers | 219 to eat? in the same way. “Thou shalt not commit adultery. and how readest thou?” he asked two questions. And. Jesus says. “Master.” “Thou shalt not murder. Let’s read together from chapter 10. depending upon the person. so he tried hard to keep the law. folks. The lawyer in Luke chapter 10. “What is written in the law?” no. Master. which we read earlier. saying. what shall i do to inherit eternal life?” implies very deep meaning. he asked. What is written in the law? how readest thou? These are very important words. words such as. did he ask only. “What is written in the law. behold. what shall I do to inherit eternal life? folks. The question Jesus asks us. tells us that the words of the can be read and understood in different ways. “What shall i do to inherit eternal life?” What was Jesus’ answer? in verse 26. a certain lawyer stood up. is that kind of a person.
to not hate. and when he goes down. waving a white flag in front of god. “Well. to the face. Jesus asked the lawyer. standing in a small ring. the Word of god said. all those punches that were pounding down upon you cease.” does it not? how do you receive these words? There are two kinds of people. this time around. two people. in the law it says. during the asian games. however. don’t you agree? if you just fall. “Thou shalt not steal. gloves fly all over the place. you do it for me.’ so i’d better not lie.” and “Thou shalt not covet. When one person can no longer withstand the punches. “how do you read that? how do you accept it?” Most of the people who live spiritual lives in Korea today know what is written in the law. to not lie. to the stomach. and you hear only the sound of the . “god. i cannot do it.” “Thou shalt not commit adultery. lands many hits. in boxing. to not commit adultery.” They give up.” are written in the law. The person who is better.” “Thou shalt not murder. Korea won many gold medals in boxing. cannot help but get hit. it must be so peaceful. it is true that these are recorded. who try to not steal. but there are problems in how they receive it. but the person who is not as good. hit each other. They say. People understand the law in these two different ways. Some people say.” They try hard to keep god’s Word. i just can’t do this. but are unable to do so. ‘do not lie.220 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “Thou shalt not give false witness. to not murder. There are other people. god. “how do you accept the law?” That is the question. do not steal. There is no way i can do this. so i’d better not steal. There are people who accept the law in this way. i would like to ask you this evening. to the head. and god said. but “how do you read it?” in other words.
please answer me. if i had said nothing. right? raise your hand if you have ever had the experience of smoking. i’m sure that those of you who have experienced this know exactly what i’m saying.” and go on about your business. we need to get Ko’ed quickly. i’m sure many of you here have smoked.7. i am saying. You must absolutely not look in this notebook. We must surrender and pass out quickly. but in the match between god and us. you must absolutely not look in this notebook.” Then i leave. “folks. The more we struggle to do something for ourselves. you should fight to win. you’ll be in big trouble. of course. i would smoke two packs on october 9. at midnight. People who went to church. without falling down. i. Today is october 9. To see if what i’m saying is true. Man Hit by Robbers | 221 count. the more sin they actually commit. People who smoke must have thought at least once about quitting. You would not even think of looking into my notebook. But if as i was leaving. who have tried to live a true spiritual life. i said. have smoked. but please do not look in my notebook. it’s okay for you to come up here and do whatever you want. sincerely and unanimously agree that the more they are determined to not commit sin. if i were a person who usually smoked a pack a day. right? Suppose i want to leave my notebook here and go somewhere for a second. i am relieved that so many of you here have tried smoking. That’s right. would you? You would think. not out of formality. the more painful it is for us. too. in a boxing match. those of you who have had that experience. if you do. how peaceful that must be. you would not have given . “Pastor Park left his notebook there. Suppose i decided to quit smoking on october 10.
he would stop teaching. “Just do as i say. Then he said. in the middle of class. get on your stomachs on the floor!” all the students laid down on their stomachs. instead. isn’t that right? a long time ago. We might as well all sin. “So. it’s okay. what are we going to do?” The student dropped the ink stone the teacher valued very much and “crack!” it broke. “Teacher. when they thought about being spanked by the teacher. go to the cupboard. one child ate a little bit. pull something out and eat it. They thought.” “okay. get over here! Let’s all have some. are dried persimmons. “hey.” The children got together and ate all of the teacher’s dried persimmons. “What shall we do?” among them.” one day. but then became afraid. “all of you! Quick. chaps.222 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again a second thought at looking in it. it was so delicious. they die. but because i told you that you should never look in it. they die? Would we really die? Let’s eat some and see what they’re like. but when children eat them. you would badly want to see the secrets inside.” “What are dried persimmons?” “if kids eat it. that when adults eat them. did he die? not even close. there was a certain teacher. he ate one whole dried persimmon. The teacher .” at that. the teacher went somewhere and left the children alone in the classroom. exactly. what. They finished eating. he still didn’t die. what is that?” “You little rascals. this is what you call dried persimmons. one witty child said. The children would ask.
now we are waiting to die. once. . Man Hit by Robbers | 223 was now returning. the students were all on their stomachs on the floor. “are you thinking about that boy again?” She was not thinking about him. her father locked her door so she could not go out. whilst we were playing around with one another. one of the prisoners said that he wanted to meet with me privately. eventually she became an adolescent. but her father stirred up her heart. the more sins we commit.” Then the father would come and say. Maybe it’s because we ate too little of it. There was a certain daughter. but nothing’s happening. that we will not sin. i spoke with the warden. The daughter tried to control her heart. and he made her study. “okay. We ate it. it is not that we are determined to sin. She became infatuated with her boyfriend and could not study. and then i had a meeting with the prisoner. so we ate the medicine you told us would kill us. now i will study. he said he had a very bad habit.”± This is an amusing story. then we become dragged along by it. That was a terrible sin! We felt so guilty that we decided we should die. “Teacher. when i was leading a Bible study in a prison. but if our heart falls into sin. We would like to eat more.7. but the reality is that we are deceived by Satan. but there is no more. but the more determined we are not to sin. When he entered. Whenever he got drunk. We’re starting to worry. we have sinned and deserve to die!” “What happened?” “Well. “hey. We think that if we make up our minds not to sin. thinking. we broke the ink stone you value so much. the smart student said. Because of that. you little rascals! What are you up to?” When he said that.
So instead of telling us not to sin. i can’t do it. but are unable to. even if you try zealously.” When people try to keep the law. We can never overcome sin by our own effort and determination. he was at the police station. not the mind. they say. after having caused a big accident. he quit drinking entirely. he had no idea what had happened.” “do not commit adultery. The legs follow the heart. even when i try. “do not murder. “okay then. god. When he later sobered up. no matter how much he told us not to sin. The only problem was that he had that one drink too many times. once. only one. he was passing by a pub. so we won’t fall into sin. god was not deceived. Jin Suk! come here and have a drink with us!” he turned his head because he didn’t want to go in. he was determined not to go in.224 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again he would always cause huge problems.” “do not steal. no longer try to do it themselves. who cannot keep the law. one day. We need to receive the strength that comes from god for us to be freed from sin.” The law was given to us for us to surrender. Just one drink. he knew that we were not people who would avoid sin. . he was determined not to drink again. That is why there is no one who has kept the law perfectly. after a while. but his heart was already there. and he really did have only one drink. only because he told us to. “ah. even when they try. he was in front of another pub. god made the law so you cannot comply with it.” he thought. “hey. he gives us the strength to overcome sin. People. we are humans who could only sin. it doesn’t work for me. his friends said.
. “how do you read the law?” one type of person thinks they have to try to keep the law. “i can’t do anything. The other says. i felt like so much time was being wasted when i drive. but he did not know the true reason why god had given the law. . That’s why he thought that he could accomplish something. i spend. and i also calculated my usual average speed. (Luke 10:27) This makes no sense either. AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH.” Jesus always enters and works upon the second type of person.7.” no longer try to do it themselves because they know it’s pointless to do so. i drive my own car.THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART. “i cannot do it. When i added up all that time. you must do it for me. “There is only evil in me. i can’t afford to have another person drive for me. i only have filthiness. What did the lawyer say? he knew the law. even though they say. if he worked hard. can you love the Lord.. as it is recorded. What is it that i can do?” continually come forth on their own. i calculated the total distance i travel each year.. AND WITH ALL THY SOUL. “i cannot do anything. on average.” People who have realised.. so i decided that i should use the time to memorise Bible verses. i am so dirty.. it was a lot of time. more than 365 hours in the car.. your god. Jesus. and i average about an hour each day on the road. The Lord works upon this kind of person. Those people who only say with their lips. Man Hit by Robbers | 225 That is why Jesus asked. with all your heart? i don’t think i can do that.
want to do it and say.. My heart is too busy driving. his eyes blackened and after becoming all bloody. with the Bible open on the seat next to me whilst i waited. after having had his nose broken. who don’t know. the wisest person in boxing is the one who gets knocked down by his opponent as soon as the first round starts. i saw that the cars in front of me had left. Please have me do this. and with all thy will. When i looked up. if you love the Lord with all your strength.” raise your hand if you can do all that. the car tells me.AND WITH ALL THY SOUL. When i drive. with all thy soul. . This lawyer says.LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART. give up and surrender completely. with all thy strength. of course. “With all of your heart. and there.226 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again pray.. AND WITH . it’s better than getting beaten up and then getting knocked out. “Master. when i heard honking from behind. one time.” That’s what it says to me. god does not care for you until you pass out. and i was there in the middle of the street by myself. so i can’t give my heart to god whilst i’m driving. The light had turned green. i thought about something from the Bible. or contemplate the Bible. if you are going to use me. then what strength are you going to eat with? People. his forehead torn apart. but in the competition against god. you shouldn’t actually do it like that in a real boxing match. i fell into the words and had been reading for a while. that is the wisest way. i stopped at a red light. “Lord i believe in you.“ in other words. please pour all of your heart upon me.
but if you don’t. if you live only when you do them. Man Hit by Robbers | 227 ALL THY STRENGTH. And all these blessings shall come on thee. (Luke 10:28) it means. and the flocks of thy sheep. and the fruit of thy cattle. but starting from the fifth commandment. if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. What did Jesus say? he said. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.. deuteronomy chapter 28 says. The first four commandments tell us to love the Lord. if you do it. . the increase of thy kine. and the fruit of thy ground. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in. Thou hast answered right: this do.. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body. you will live.7. and thou shalt live. and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. (Deuteronomy 28: 2-6) But it also says. it means you will die if you cannot do them. AND WITH ALL THY MIND. and blessed shalt thou be in the field. and overtake thee. AND THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. it tells us to love our neighbour. (Luke 10:27) T h i s i s w h a t y o u g e t i f y o u c o n d e n s e t h e Te n commandments into a single sentence. you will die. to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes . Blessed shalt thou be in the city.
Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. The people who in their heart know . (Deuteronomy 28: 15-18) folks. if you’re confident you can keep the entire law. it’s not that Paul had not read the Bible. “i cannot do this. and the fruit of thy land. the increase of thy kine. We must understand the Bible correctly. apostle Paul. that all these curses shall come upon thee. blessed you are when you go out. raise your hand. But when you know its main point. is this a blessing or a curse? it’s a blessing to the person who can keep all of the law. nobody has raised their hand. knowing the words and knowing its main point are completely different. i hope that you will not only not raise your hand. “alright. you try hard to do something. if you know only the words of the Bible. go ahead and do it. constantly try to do it. and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city. “This is a blessing! Blessed you are when you come in.” They are so blinded by the blessing that they try to succeed without knowing whether they will or will not be successful. and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body. and thou shalt live. even when you read the Bible. and the flocks of thy sheep. People do not realise this and simply say.. had persecuted and killed people who believed in Jesus.228 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again which I command thee this day.. if you can keep all the law. the Lord answered. When the lawyer said that. (Luke 10:28) The Lord said. you will rest and god will work. but it’s a curse to the person who cannot. before he came to believe in Jesus. You are very wise people.” People who only say they cannot do it..Thou hast answered right: this do.” can you keep the whole law? You cannot. but that you will say in your heart.
Try it. did he help him? no.A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. how can you walk on water? You run onto the water. if you wait until one foot sinks and you drown and die. then you will not even try it. if you are a wise person. he did not help him. did he help the man? no. . and before your right foot sinks. Then you can walk all the way to cheju island. (Luke 10:30) a priest passed by. as you listen to me. . and wounded him. What does that mean? This is the same as the way to walk on water i talked about two nights ago. you take a step with your left foot. afterward. but i won’t take responsibility. this do and thou shalt live. you take a step with your right foot. “Who is my neighbour?” That’s what he asked. You can even walk all the way to Japan or Taiwan. i will take full responsibility.” it means go ahead and do it and you will live. Before your left foot sinks. do not even try because even if they try.. then that’s not going to work. they know they will fail. Who would attempt to walk on water upon hearing this? if you already know that this is not going to work. Man Hit by Robbers | 229 they cannot do it. But folks. which stripped him of his raiment.. if you do not do as i told you. You know that you will fail. Then Jesus told him the story of the man who fell among thieves. a Levite passed by. and departed. and fell among thieves. however. “Thou hast answered right. When Jesus says. leaving him half dead. you will realise that you are unable to perform under the law. this lawyer wanted to justify himself and said. if you do exactly as i told you and you drown.7.
who represents Jesus. Then a Samaritan passed by. salvation was accomplished. he tells the patient to sign a contract. a little bit to the right. Jesus is saying that this man who was hit by robbers represents the lawyer. poured oil and wine upon his wounds. There he gave two pence to the inn keeper. what happened to this man who was attacked? he was stripped of his clothes. approached him. a document that says it’s okay for him to make a mistake. poured oil and wine upon his wounds. is that not what he does? There’s a doctor here. Please disinfect the tweezers and be careful when you are administering the anesthesia. . he was unable to do any thing. either. he picks up the knife. Please use a scalpel made in america. set him on his own beast.” “do it yourself. Perform the operation right here. ties and binds the patient’s arms and legs. When he wants to stitch. folks. he removes it. put him on his own beast. isn’t that right? “ah. took him to the inn and took care of him. What does an appendicitis patient do. he stitches. do you know what a doctor does to a person who has appendicitis? Before the operation. beaten and left there half dead. When the doctor is able to do whatever he wants to do. he went over to him. When he wants to remove something. no doctor would want to perform the surgery. at that point. did he help him? Yes.” at this point. he cuts when and where he wants to cut. bound him.230 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again he did not help him. and took him to an inn. The Samaritan. when he comes to the hospital for surgery? “come here doctor. What did he do to be saved? all he did was lie there. Then he administers the anesthesia and with leather cords. cut a little deeper here. “Please go to a different hospital.” the doctor would say.
Jesus makes it perfect. We were getting ready for retreat. But he didn’t care whether it was a Samaritan. or a dog that had come to save him. The reason is that the Jews looked upon the Samaritans like dogs. take that out. now. he couldn’t bring himself to utter a word. Then the Lord can cut and stitch. he jumped in. when you throw a rope to a person who is drowning. and there was a flood.7. folks. “What brand of rope is this?” “is it reliable?” . he would have cursed the Samaritan and told him to go on his way.” at that point. whether that person was black or white. “Well. i know how to swim a little. There was no longer any pride or dignity he needed to protect. pulled by the water. Pastor Lee must have thought. i’m more athletic and stronger than Pastor Park and. if they hadn’t reached him. folks. so i was able to swim across the stream. he was dying. the doctor will walk away. Whoever could save him. all of our thoughts and our heart must be cast away for our soul to be saved. Pastor hun ho Lee nearly drowned. Ten years ago. hurry up. he would not be here today. he began to drift away. a pig. if he crossed it. “help me!” When he was actually drowning. afterward. if the man who fell among thieves had been alive and well when the Samaritan approached him. it didn’t matter. why shouldn’t i be able to?” With that in mind. i leave it in your hands. That’s what this is all about. Man Hit by Robbers | 231 That thing at the bottom. “Lord. do whatever you want. he said that it is a lie when they say that a person who is drowning screams. hurry up and disinfect it!” if the patient talks like this. he was only twenty metres from a water fall when some high school students rescued him. does he ask.
a person who realises this. if there is anyone among you who has not received forgiveness of sin. have you got no hope? have you got nothing to look forward to? are you a person who could only be destroyed? if so. you have a lot of reasons and problems of your own. prayed glibly. But if in your heart. “although. “Bloop. a person who is really drowning can’t even say.” and tries to hold onto whatever he can. then Jesus is right there next to you. but let me listen to how i can be saved. does not question it. you must f irst realise that.232 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “is it made in america. i’m desperate. Jesus was always near those whose only alternative was death. i felt that if someone could come to me and tell me how to receive forgiveness of sin. Before i received forgiveness of sin. The man who fell among thieves was half dead. who could do nothing.” if he says anything like this. when he was powerless to do anything himself. i’m not that bad off. it would be worth becoming that person’s servant for the rest of my life. you say. i’m a good believer. i realised that i was a sinner who could only go to hell. then he is not in trouble. or is it Korean made?” “how many pounds can it hold?” “Please give me a stronger rope. you can only be destroyed. do you know what kind of people Jesus sought out when he was in this world? The Lord was not close to those who were smart. because you are unable to realise you can only be destroyed. he was in a situation where he could only die. read the Word well. that’s how Jesus is this evening.” you are very far from Jesus. without it. folks. When did the man who fell among thieves become saved? When he was looking death in the eye. and who in this world had no hope. Because you’re full. “help me!” he just goes. or who had a good spiritual life. unless someone . bloop.
after the person drowning loses his strength. or the other way around? “Wait there. in Luke chapter 10. so many people struggle. i’ll be right there. When a person is drowning. . but what did he say afterward? What did he do afterward? Who went close to whom? did the man who fell among thieves come close to the Samaritan? or did the Samaritan come close to the man? did the one who would be saved come close to the saviour. if he jumps in while the other person is still full of strength. rather. it is the Lord who must approach you. as he journeyed.” is that what they say? That makes no sense.7. Today. even though they struggle. But a certain Samaritan. are you a person who needs to be saved. the person who will save him takes his shoes off. came where he was: and when he saw him. it doesn’t work. the wise person does not jump in right away. Then you come and save me. trying to come close to god. What does this say? it says that the Samaritan had compassion on him. verse 33. it says. Man Hit by Robbers | 233 came to the rescue. he had compassion on him. he waits until that person loses all of his strength. you do not approach. he has to wait until the strength of the person drowning is completely sapped. the drowning person will grab onto him and both of them will end up going under. or are you the saviour? if you are a person who needs to be saved. or did the saviour come close to the one who needed to be saved? Who approaches whom? does the person drowning in the water come close to the person who is rescuing him. not only did the Samaritan have compassion on him.
hold on. all they needed to do was put their feet down and stand. then the rescuer jumps in and rescues him. Should i warm up a little more? Should i play a game of checkers?” he would stall and wait. The students and the teacher had all died in shallow water. another student. you still have strength in you. Teacher! Kids are drowning in the water!” he ran over and saw five students struggling in the water.e. Who came to him? The . This is the way of salvation. no. if the person who had fallen into the water is still full of energy and struggling to survive. Let’s rest. he cannot be rescued. They didn’t need to struggle. She put her feet down and saw that the water was only chest deep. look at me! Save me! i’m right here! Let me go a little closer to you!” is that what he did? he was just lying there. went to the beach in Pohangwith his students. The students immediately grabbed him and held on. doing nothing.234 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again warms up a little bit and goes into the water. did the man say. when some students ran up to him and said. i hope that you will rest now. Please lie down. The man who fell among thieves did nothing. What must we do to receive salvation? The Lord has shown us tonight in the Scriptures. i don’t know what the name of the school was. The teacher was sitting in a tent. The teacher quickly went in and swam to them.” “ahhh! Please help me!” “hmmm. not yet. if that other person is still struggling. but this is something that actually happened. The Lord will work for your salvation. teacher. a high school P. saying. When the person drowning loses all his strength. “oh. The Lord did all the work. who was a very good swimmer. “Teacher. The teacher and the students all died. was not able to grab onto the teacher. a little farther off. “i’m dying!” “ah. a little while ago.
it means that the Lord binds our wounds. our blemishes. and the wine represents joy. but it doesn’t come. Liquor with high levels of alcohol is good for disinfecting. after disinfection. who Jesus represents. no matter how much i thought about this. Pouring oil and wine upon the wound. and everything wrong about us. then other germs cannot get in. You’re not supposed to apply the oil first. i couldn’t understand why they did it that way. but here we see that they did. on a wound. Man Hit by Robbers | 235 Samaritan. and then what does it say? The wounds were bound. Usually. when there’s a wound. if you put some oil. when we were being trained to go out as missionaries. however. Let’s do that. They wait for some kind of joy to come. i finally realised why. the holy Spirit does not leave you and is with you forever. Pouring oil and wine upon us means that when we first receive forgiveness of sin. The oil in the Scriptures represents the holy Spirit. Let’s not become too attached to the joy that comes with forgiveness of sin because joy does not last. no matter how long they wait. alcohol is very volatile. but once you receive forgiveness of sin. Jesus went to him. like vaseline. after some time. but joy often evaporates and disappears. the holy Spirit enters us and brings us joy. The holy Spirit does not leave us. When i read the Bible. he went to him and poured oil and wine on his wounds. The holy Spirit comes in first. when joy enters people’s hearts. but oil does not evaporate very well because it is viscous. i take every word apart. . you apply vaseline to the wound. Joy can leave you quickly. That’s what we learned. also. folks. they think that they have received the holy Spirit. they pour wine and oil on it.7.
Some people have all of the sin in their hearts washed away and are resting in joy. why don’t other people have that faith. but they are still in pain because sin remains in their hearts.236 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again . We should be walking. i will be made whole.. She tried many different ways to treat her disease. Jesus was walking along a road. folks. you may know that your sins are taken care of. the thought arose in her. it is the Lord who is walking in the humble position. the problem in you is not that you don’t know the fact that your sins have been taken care of and washed clean. you can come to realise that you do not have to do anything more for your sins. but through the living christ. who gave his testimony a while . and a certain woman touched his garment from behind. Many people know that Jesus was crucified for our sins. although they know that Jesus died for their sins? one time... Some people have actually been freed in their hearts from sin. these things are not through us. When faith comes in because your sins are taken care of.” That faith made this woman whole. Some people say that Jesus died for their sins and that their sins have been washed clean. one day.. This woman had a disease of an issue of blood for twelve years and had been suffering all that time. but nothing worked. You must have faith that your sins have been taken care of. holding the animal’s reins. Minister Wook Yong Kim. The question is.. You are able to enjoy true freedom from sin. but there is still a sense of discomfort about it. When the knowledge comes in you.set him on his own beast. “if i just touch Jesus’ garment. (Luke 10:34) he sat us where he should be sitting. Let’s draw a conclusion. folks.
The Lord is searching the hearts of those who are sitting here today. if the Lord will save me. You must do it. Man Hit by Robbers | 237 ago. folks.” The holy Spirit can alight upon this kind of heart. one day. i can only die. People must first have given up on themselves. but the sin in his heart still tormented him. You need to be completely freed from sin. that faith came into his heart. but Jesus can go inside that heart. and he was a changed man. of course. but that evening. Your sins must be washed as white as snow. whilst he was in college.” They say only.” i don’t know which of you have this heart.” “even if i confess.” “i graduated from the seminary. “god i cannot do this. if not. What i’m trying to tell you is that your heart must be completely freed from sin. “i am a sinner who can only die. those words came into his heart. Jesus. saying. . i am now truly waving the white flag. he lived without being freed from sin. Such people do not need pride. it is not about trying to know in theory that Jesus died on the cross to forgive your sins. To what kind of people does that faith come? People who try to do something for themselves may know that Jesus died for their sins.” These are words we all know. “i am a deacon. his heart was freed from sin from that very moment. They need not defend themselves. i cannot do it. god. taught the Bible to students and trained them to witness. he knew it in his mind. he knew that Jesus had died for his sins. but the faith to be freed from sin does not come into their heart. i am helpless.7. then i will be saved. but in his heart.” “now. “Jesus at the cross forgave all of my sins. just as adam and eve were in the garden of eden.” or “i am an elder. “i can’t wash my sins clean by myself. before they fell into sin.
That is the only thing. “i cannot do anything. But there are others who rejoice. The other one was a Methodist church. after i had received forgiveness of sin myself.” is a heart on the verge of salvation. With the passing of time. There were two churches in the village. at christmas. he was the pastor of a Presbyterian church in a small village. having received forgiveness of sin. Pastor hong would send gifts . The problem is that your thoughts must be broken down. although he has now passed away. i spoke to many people about receiving forgiveness of sin. how do i know about this? for many years.238 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Please save me. people who think that they can do something themselves are not able to be freed from the sin in their heart. i very much admired Pastor hong. and those of you who are a little older may also remember him. in daegu. that is not the problem. The Lord searches and comes upon people who think that way. You ask. folks. The churches were very hospitable to each other. Because of that. only the heart that says. they suffer from it. they can never be freed from saying.” These thoughts must arise from the heart. i have discovered that no matter how much you talk to people about the secret of forgiveness of sin. i have seen their lives begin to change. although people may sit in the same row of seats and listen to the same thing. what kind of a person are you? The problem is not that you don’t know that Jesus was crucified for your sins. Thus. “i am a sinner. some only know it in their head but have not learned it in their heart. there was a pastor named dae Wee hong who for a long time ministered there.” This evening. there is a big church called Samduck church. he ministered in Mangju when he was young.
“am i born again? What should i say. Because they were receiving so much grace. a norwegian missionary. if she asks me?” he . the missionary moved to the entrance of the chapel and shook everyone’s hand. so.7. listened with a different attitude from when they were listening to him. so he did not go. but he never had the actual experience of being born again.” Many people from Pastor hong’s church attended and received forgiveness of sin and were rejoicing. he thought he should go because his church members were asking him so sincerely to come. When there were events. The people there. had come to lead the revival. finally. and the other church would send Pastor hong gifts as well. however. That church over there is having a revival. Missionary Mary Monsen gave a sermon on forgiveness of sin. “You Must Be Born again. named Mary Monsen. near Pastor hong’s church. so as not to stand out as a pastor. Man Hit by Robbers | 239 from his church to the other church. The pastor had graduated from the seminary. and people began to leave. one by one. as they did. Let’s all go. he put on some casual clothes. Pastor. They were very friendly to one another and treated each other with a lot of love. one year there was a revival at the Methodist church. “hey. the service ended. they would work together. of course. “are you born again?” Pastor hong was a pastor. She preached a sermon entitled. and went late to the meeting. his church members concentrated on every word. he already knew about it. But on the last day.” The pastor did not think it was worth while. and asked. they came to the pastor and said.
“When were you born again?” he sloughed it off. you discover the sinner that you are. and that his own church members had been there. you discover how deceitful you are. They are so old. he didn’t want to be the last one there because he didn’t want to be an inconvenience to them. “Wow. even though we are fake humans. god. only a few people remained. telling her it had been some time ago. how could he say that he was not born again? So he answered. and waved good bye to him. the holy Spirit began to work on Pastor hong’s heart. i am a sinner. we don’t know. so he was trying to leave quickly. but he wrote a book entitled.” That’s what he said.” She held his hand even tighter and was so thankful and happy.240 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again was hesitating and most people had already left. The missionary held out her hand and asked. he was easily born again. The missionary walked him all the way to the door. after that experience. i am born again. hallelujah! i am so happy to meet a person who is born again. “You are a liar. she didn’t know what to do.” he felt deeply that he was a sinner who could only be destroyed. have compassion on me. Beginning then. Pastor hong wrote many books. in truth. how fake we really are. Pastor hong realised that he was a sinner. how are you doing? are you born again. you know who you really are when the holy Spirit begins to work. she didn’t know that he was a pastor. You lied at least twice. When the holy Spirit works. thank you very much. sir?” of course. “Yes. “Lord. Then she asked him. i don’t know if they are still in print. who can only be destroyed. When the holy Spirit works.” folks. “Sir. thanked him. how are you doing? Sir. The road .
Salvation was completed and accomplished for him. they really hate that. i don’t know when.7. don’t they? Why is that? from time to time. when pastors would ask me sincerely about my spiritual life. We have this . i’d ask them. but i believe that the Lord will return. have you got the confidence to stand before the Lord? are all your sins washed clean? have you truly received redemption? are you really born again? can you be lifted up with the Lord on that day? We have prepared this conference for you. asking if you are born again is not a horrible curse. the Samaritan came to him and did what he wanted to do. at that moment. he allowed just anyone to do whatever they wanted to him. The Samaritan gave the inn keeper two pence. but the people who are not born again hate it very much. not by the methods of the man himself. Loving folks. are you born again?” Strangely. he was lying down at the inn. Man Hit by Robbers | 241 to redemption. Two pence represented two days. one penny at that time for the Jews was one full day’s wage and the cost of one day’s living. there are two responses to this question. Loving folks. but by the methods of the saviour. on the other hand. This promises that the Lord will return to take us in approximately 2000 years. That is the difference. The Lord said that one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like one day. if you ask someone if they are born again. he is very happy to hear it. There are people who become very angry. after a while. When the man who fell among thieves realised that he couldn’t do anything for himself. if a born again person is asked that question. he will come on his cloud to take us. “Pastor. and there are those who become very joyful.
The day you can never forget: Happy day. humble your hearts this evening. have compassion on me. i am a sinner. “god. i hope that you will deliver me from this evil sin. god. does it? Those of you who say you can do nothing. and break everything down.” come forth to the Lord with an open heart. who feel this way. how did the man who fell among thieves receive salvation? What did he do to be saved? it’s not that something has to be done for salvation to be accomplished. do not delay it until tomorrow. . save me this evening. are you a sinner? are you evil? are you filthy? are you trying to resolve your sins. close your eyes. saying. but are unable to? it doesn’t work. Loving folks. in the Book of Life. i hope that You will save me. When Jesus washed my sins away. Happy day. i believe that the Lord will bestow salvation upon you.242 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again evening and tomorrow evening remaining. please raise your right hand. Quietly. Let’s bow our heads together. i hope that this will be that day. i hope that this will be the day your name will be written in heaven. he received salvation because he couldn’t do anything. “Lord.” Those of you. i’m a sinner.
i’ve been thankful i’ve been able to dwell on these precious words and share the love of Jesus with you. i know all of these things are through god. however. i know that if i ask any one of you to give a testimony. who loves the people of . on the 3rd floor. that it has allowed you to receive forgiveness of sin and freedom for your spirit.8 The Power of Samson f or the last few days. i heard the testimonies of several people. i had a thankful and a glowing heart before the Lord. When i saw how touched they were because during this conference they had received forgiveness of sin. i haven’t heard every one of your testimonies. about how they received forgiveness of sin. i heard testimonies from four people who had been suffering deeply from sin. after yesterday evening’s service. there are many of you who will testify that this has been an unforgettable conference.
This morning. chapter 15. with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. it is always that way. Please open your Bible to Judges. i glorify the loving Lord. i will read from verse 13. eventually. i would like to talk about the problem of how we can live the rest of our lives peacefully with the Lord. and called that place Ramathslehi. And they spake unto him. and slew a thousand men therewith. but we will bind thee fast. at first. they come to understand each other. that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand. when a man and woman do not know each other well. however. When people are first married. And it came to pass. No. with the jawbone of an ass. And they bound him with two new cords. the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him. and said. after a few years. they are very nervous. and they begin to argue. and called on the LORD. their love is only emotional. and took it. And Samson said. and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he was sore athirst. and brought him up from the rock.246 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Busan. And when he came unto Lehi. saying. and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. it becomes a deep love. This morning. when he had made an end of speaking. and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire. and put forth his hand. And he found a new jawbone of an ass. Thou . where the family can truly be at peace. That anxiety later leads to arguments. after we receive forgiveness of sin and take Jesus into our hearts. heaps upon heaps. i’d like to talk to you about how we are supposed to live after we have received forgiveness of sin.
Because the Prime . with no children. Therefore. but he had no children. This Prime Minister was loved by all. he did not know how to care for his family. the king would make herbal medicine for her and give it to her. the Prime Minister’s wife finally became pregnant. he always used it for the country.8. (Judges 15:13-20) i have read up to verse 20. The king became very worried about that in his heart. and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore. he worried only about the country and was a very faithful Prime Minister. which is in Lehi unto this day. This Prime Minister didn’t even use the salary he received from the government for himself. he would send his servants to see how the Prime Minister was doing. his way of life was very poor. as a result. many people admired him. he would ask the Prime Minister’s wife. his spirit came again. whenever the king had a chance. in his heart. to send him food. the Prime Minister lived a very lonely life. When they reached the age of 50. there was a certain Prime Minister. loyal to the king and the people. Upon hearing the news. Therefore. and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw. a long time ago. however. and at other times. the king worried about this Prime Minister. the king and the rest of the palace were so happy. and when he had drunk. There were still no signs of pregnancy. “are you pregnant yet?” from time to time. And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years. even in the palace. and there came water there out. as a result. The Power of Samson | 247 hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst.
in front of the king. The Prime Minister came out and said. The Prime Minister was happy. it was time for the wife to go into labour. the king sent maids to the Prime Minister’s wife.” and began to tremble. “how will that boy lead our family?” he was so worried that he couldn’t sleep. he knelt down in the garden of the Prime Minister’s home. The door opened. too.248 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again Minister was not well off. . with his head bowed. When he arrived. But there was one problem. he would come home and spend time with his child. The son turned fifteen. Because this gangster had done so many bad things. he thought. he was lying on his stomach. When she had a son. The Prime Minister eventually became very old. finally. There was a famous gangster who was unmatched in his toughness and recklessness. whenever he returned from playing outside. the other kids would take it. he was happy to see that his son was growing up as healthy as a tiger. “hey. no. and as soon as he was done with his work for the country. who was the centre of attention at home. early one morning. as time passed. who would go in and out of prison as if it were his own house. Whenever he had anything good or delicious. everyone was very happy. and in front of all the people of the palace. he thought. one day. then seventeen. Whenever the Prime Minister thought about his son. then sixteen. he made up his mind. would always come home beaten up by other kids. The Prime Minister’s son. it was finally time for him to get married. “oh. the Prime Minister told his servants to bring the gangster to his house. rumors began to spread that the Prime Minister’s son was an idiot. and good medicine to strengthen her body. when he heard that the Prime Minister was calling for him.
” The gangster took hold of the reins. “hurry. Upon hearing this. he gave the gangster a pony. a free lunch?” “Take just one pony. since i was too busy working for the country. as he was having breakfast with the Prime Minister. “okay. so you will not burden people along the way.” Upon saying that.” “My son has come of age. breakfast was served. i have not been able to take him around to see the country. “The reason i called you is because i have a favour to ask of you. and they started on their way.” the gangster said. after saying that. i will give you as much money as you need. “Sir. and continued on. to do with as you wish. he could not swallow his food. which one person could barely ride. however. “oh. “Sir?” . he said to the son. we will be on our way now. They passed through Seoul. when he thought about his imminent death. at that moment. it may be difficult.8. Please come inside. as they were going around a mountain. please get on. he is going to have me killed. and told him to go. “What is this.” he was trembling so much that. he did not know how to behave. but would you please do me one favour?” “only say what it is. after he feeds me. because i did so many bad things. through Youngdunpo.” The Prime Minister told his servants. have him come in. the gangster said. The Power of Samson | 249 why are you lying down like that? i have invited you as a guest at my home. My life is yours. the gangster thought to himself. could you please take my son and for three months show him around the country?” The gangster thought. but immediately he entered the Prime Minister’s house. through noryangjin. Prime Minister. Mr.” The gangster had no idea what was going on.
The Prime Minister’s son then said.” “Would it be okay if you were to take the reins. i.” Then. the gangster began to pick on and take advantage of the Prime Minister’s son. i don’t understand what you are saying. your legs seem quite strong. sir. i’m fine.250 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “Yes. The Prime Minister’s son would eat only leftovers. Whenever there was good food to eat. they say that a man’s words are more precious than gold. he did not know how to bring up the matter. sir. the Prime Minister’s son didn’t get any. however. the Prime Minister’s son’s legs started hurting. now. yeah. and said. what’s the matter?” asked the Prime Minister’s son. that’s so true. after a while. am weak. you are the Prime Minister’s son. “now. he gave up thinking about his reputation.” “oh. after a long while. “Let me ride the pony. My legs don’t hurt. You know.” replied the gangster.” “oh. really? Yeah. That is why i am always limping. i am going to ride the horse. You said that you have strong legs. and my legs are not in good shape. that’s right.” With that. That’s right.” “Sir. on the other hand. . his legs were hurting and he felt like he was dying. the Prime Minister’s son held the reins and the gangster rode. “oh. and his feet became swollen. although he received many compliments.” protested the gangster. finally. and the gangster would eat it all.” “That’s right! do you know how strong my legs are? i could easily walk fifteen miles. Keep riding. When the Prime Minister’s son thought about this. Your legs do look awfully weak. and i ride for a while?” “That sounds like a good idea.“ “oh. “Sir.
the Prime Minister’s son’s complaints became worse and worse. and you eat only a little bit. as they went along the road. as they continued on. they would enter a little town. but the Prime Minister’s son was way behind the gangster in wits. how could a person running the country be this stupid? of all people. the gangster thought.” and he would fight with the gangster. When they were moving through cheonan and were nearing daejon. he chose this nasty. “get out of my way. Ulsan.” and start to eat. They had passed through chungmoo. he could do nothing because the gangster was always a level ahead of him. “Sir. they would tell each other.” and said. when we get to Seoul. so everything always went the way the gangster wanted. i think my father has a major problem. whenever they ran out of money. The Power of Samson | 251 “no. The money for their traveling expenses would be sent from Seoul to the head of the town.” he said again. and down to namwon. “We’ll see how it is.8.” “Sir. sinister gangster to travel with me?” he now began to worry about the country. please eat as much as you want. he couldn’t really do anything to the gangster. “Let me eat this. as they came closer to Seoul. the fights had become more open and direct. after they had been traveling for a long time. The Prime Minister’s son became angry. however. Whenever there was food. no matter how hard he thought and challenged the gangster. so all he could do was complain. the Prime Minister’s son said.” . from daejon to Junju. i am going to ride. “i’d better not go on like this. Samchunpo. Kyungju. They continued to fight. and were around daegu. through Busan. By that time.
hey sir. indeed. you may think of me as a bad son. but father. “You are right.” “Why you little. how could you do such a thing. exactly how do you go about handling the matters of our country?” “Why? What is that supposed to mean?” “of all the people you could have sent with me. When they finally arrived home. the two men came to Seoul.” The Prime Minister was overjoyed. The son then came forth to his father. he is. why did you send this gangster. through your grace.252 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “okay. sir. you get nothing. who made me suffer so much? father. my son. he would have .. We were just too overprotective. fine. but father. My son is not an idiot. he had set up a nice dinner table.” “Shut up!” in this frame of mind.. did you enjoy going around the country?” “Yes. i have made it back safely.” “What is it. my son. You’re singing a different song.“ “oh. now that we’re getting close to home. please ride the horse. didn’t you? do you think i’ll give you a break. and still take care of this country? i feel sorry for the king. You had a lot of fun torturing me. my son?” “father. and said. who trusts you as the Prime Minister. i see. You are indeed right. Please don’t be so harsh.” folks. if i tell you this. “father. just because you are being nice now?” “oh. and his eyes began to well with tears.” “Wonderful. there is something i need to say to you. how happy do you think this Prime Minister was? if the son hadn’t gone through such an experience. the Prime Minister was so happy to see his son home safely..
i can’t spend that much money in a day. i will also give you 10. hallelujah! Please listen. many people have their hands up.000 .“ “oh. over the past 25 years. i have done many conferences about forgiveness of sin. folks. “hey. but he became an idiot when he did not know how to use what he had. i saw that people were not able to live. without your even knowing it. This is what i would like to speak to you about tonight.000 pounds a day. i have seen many people receive redemption. really? Well. Let me give you an example. But often. as that happens. i will give you 10. if that happens. but through our own worldly ways. are there people here who have received forgiveness of sin through this conference? ah. close to the Lord. i have seen that some people were joyously living blessed lives in Jesus. Let’s say that i came to Busan and came upon two people i know very well. Mr. let me help you. if you have received forgiveness of sin. a. although their sins had been forgiven. Suppose my daily income is three hundred thousand pounds.8. if we don’t live through the holy Spirit. Mr. after receiving forgiveness of sin. our hearts are filled with the holy Spirit. we are poor because of this and that. B. My problem is. in addition. They are both poor. the holy Spirit of Jesus enters your heart. the wall between god and you is now gone. we live through the holy Spirit. during that time. we end up living a life exactly like a person without the holy Spirit. do you know what happens inside of you when you receive forgiveness of sin? There are many things for me to say about that. why are you so poor?“ “Pastor. The Power of Samson | 253 lived his whole life with people thinking he was an idiot. The Prime Minister’s son had the power and wisdom within.
000 pounds and bought a nice house. Life is great!” Mr. worry no more. i’ve come to see Mr. he wrapped his checks and the money in plastic. and shoes. i’m rich! honey. he was living in a big. When i went to Mister B’s house. get in the car. “oh. all that money in the safe. Tell me what you want.254 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again pounds a day.000 pounds a day! That’s 20. and placed them in the safe. let’s go to the mall. and think. Spend it however you like. is this Mr. a month later.000 pounds richer every day. “honey. Mr. thank you so much. “Kids. B’s house?” The security guard says. i returned to Busan to see how the two of them were doing.000 pounds in two days.” Ten days later. “ah. 10.” The two of them held onto my hands and began to cry. Pastor. and i get 10. clothes. after three days. B went home and said. nice furniture. B withdrew 100. a took his account book and ran home. toys. i’ll deposit the money every day in both of your accounts.” “a piano! a violin!” Because they had more than enough money. saying. B. come here! how much money do we have?” “We have about one hundred pounds. every night. a nice car.” . and hid the safe in his room. i’ve only made you suffer. and musical instruments. “Wow. “That’s right. four days! great. he could buy his kids wonderful things like clothes. everything had changed.” and were very happy.” “i am ock Soo Park from Seoul. fancy house. but now i will finally make you happy. with security guards walking back and forth in front of the gates.” he took the hundred pounds and bought a safe. he would lie down. Mr. “excuse me.
“ “Then where is it?” “Because it is so precious. what he ate.” The way he ate. “hey. for whom everything was the same. i went to see Mr. i wrap it all up and put it in my safe. B. please come in. Pastor you don’t know how thankful i am that you are giving me 10. But folks! When you don’t know this. what he wore. and everything he did. you return to your old . “Pastor. your life cannot help but change. a. he greeted me saying.000 pounds every day. We must know how to live a spiritual life after we receive forgiveness of sin. i saw a beautiful garden with a tennis court and a swimming pool. he’s the reason i can live this well. The owner came out and said. if you live with the grace of god.” When i entered the house. everything had changed. i had a good time at his house.” although i was giving him 10.” although they received the same grace. all of this is because of you.8. You cannot see him. The Power of Samson | 255 “he’s too busy. everything had changed for one person. his whole family was living in a small. as i knocked on the door and stepped in. Shall i kick him out?” “What? Pastor Park? Please hurry.” “Would you please call him anyway?” “Mr. what he wore. Show him in. whilst nothing had changed for the other. next day. When i got there. there’s a chap out here named ock Soo Park from Seoul. “Sure you did. There had been no change in his life. where he slept. had all changed. didn’t i give you any money?” i asked.000 pounds a day. “Pastor. and the things he did were exactly the same as before. hired room.
and preach the gospel. after being discharged from the army. i heard that when you go to uncivilised countries. i was happy to hear that and went.” i was discharged on June 8.256 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ways. Just like a dog returning to its vomit. after receiving Jesus christ. for a week. it was just a field. training such as how to sleep anywhere and to eat any kind of food. a tent was set up and they were holding a conference. “do not go abroad. through the grace of god. and i was invited to talk to them about the Bible. which was one hour from daegu by train. i am standing here today. and forgiveness of sin. talk to them about the Bible. i was called to the military. it was where Seoul national University stands today. When i was about to be discharged. Many children came. no house. as i was preparing to go abroad. it is important how you enjoy the grace that god gives you. god has amazingly opened paths before me. 1968. Before going to the military. i was trained to become a missionary to go abroad. in Sinlimdong in Seoul. nothing. Men who were drafted into the army back then received a salary of . between the services. i would sit the children down. after i finished. telling me. and went to Seoul. you may have to catch and eat bugs. i had no money. “god is with me and will lead me in all i do. day by day. i received guidance from the holy Spirit. i received the training necessary to be a missionary. Stay home and preach at home to people about forgiveness of sin. even though you are receiving grace. i didn’t know what to do. or a pig returning to dirty places after being washed.” Since then. a faith arose in me saying. the sponsors thanked me for my work and gave me 3 pounds and 50 pence. i wanted to witness in Kimcheon. but back then.
” i decided that i would live however god led me. i still had no building.” “What are you traveling for?” “oh. so i had been given nearly one year’s salary. i was on my way home from searching. There were two little rooms available for hire.” That’s how i prayed. one day. There were pool halls. i went to Kimcheon and looked for a room. We struck up a conversation. “i am going to take this money. The Power of Samson | 257 35 pence a month. but whenever i had the time. cafes. get a room for myself. two days. and preach the gospel. eat when i eat. all at once. but there was no answer. i prayed for one day. when on the bus i met a foreigner. “father god. he said. there was no answer. and many other places and buildings. They wanted a deposit of 70 pounds. i was not afraid because Jesus was with me. even the gods of this world give their people a place to work. ping pong halls. “i’m a missionary. i went to Kimcheon to find a place. which he needs to preach the gospel? Please give me a building. for me.” at that time. and starve when i starve. which was out of the question. searching everywhere.8. but at that particular moment. all of my prayers had been answered. after i had received forgiveness of sin.” “Where are you going?” “i am traveling. i had no money. “What am i supposed to do? does this mean i am not supposed to witness here?” Many different thoughts crossed my mind. he was about 10 years older than i. nevertheless. i thought. but why aren’t you giving your child a building. “What do you do?” i asked. go to Kimcheon. the thought came . i’m just sight seeing. i went high and low in Kimcheon. it was a lot of money.
go and find a place for yourself. When i finished.” There was a place. i hope that you will send my body to my wife. he had some creek water. close to habcheon where i was trained to become a missionary before going into the army. if i die. a while later. who gets paid to be a missionary. Park. You are not witnessing. “Sure. i would like to come live with you for a year. but i can’t because i have no money. the missionary came to us. “Mr. but traveling around? i want to do the work of god. “You are a missionary. please listen to what i have to say. as he left. Will you allow me to do that?” i said. he did not know what to do.258 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again to me. We need a building.” “That’s right. so please take it and use it. he said. after that. You have given this money to god. “Mr. i brought 350 pounds that god has given me. There are no ponds or people with toothbrushes there. Later.” Then he left.” god had miraculously provided us 350 pounds. and i receive it from him. come with me. Park. “That’s fine. The strange thing was that he listened patiently. it was not i who gave it to you. and we had to drink water from the creek. missionary. i have never . Whilst the missionary stayed with me. Park. in Kimcheon and come back here. This is not from me.” So i chided him. it was quite bad for him. he even said. Soon we will go to Kimcheon to do the work of god. he asked. “Mr.” he was so worried that i would not take the money. “Mr.” one week later. Park?” “Yes?” “May i spend a day at your house?” “okay. deep in a mountain valley. but i did not receive this money from you. he was constantly going back and forth to the toilet.
The landlord had pledged the house as collateral for a loan he received from the bank. There was a two-story house . the branch manager came to see me. i could buy the best house in Kimcheon. although we face hardship. whilst going about witnessing. one day. leading conferences. i prayed to the Lord. god allows all things to work together for good. i made this mistake because i know nothing about this world. and he has always opened the way for me. Since the bank now owned the house. i went out to the city to find one. You do not want Your servant to sleep under the bridge? Please. going around the country. he then went bankrupt and ran away. they were evicting us immediately. “don’t just pray. i leased a house for 200 pounds.” So.8. Without even knowing it. god hears all our prayers. give me a house. What did i know about this world. one day. Just because you believe in god. who have received forgiveness of sin. my eyes become teary and i have difficulty speaking. We spent the remaining 150 pounds on this and that. Because we are children of god. The Power of Samson | 259 had to reach my hand out to anybody because i have always done the work of god. go out and get a house for yourself. i had no idea what to do because i had nowhere to go. without paying off the loan. Whenever i talk about the miraculous things that have happened to me. What am i to do? i have nowhere to go. one of my church members came and told me. i had the heart. it doesn’t mean that hardship will not come to you. at that time. when i went out into it? for 350 pounds. “We have a big problem! We’ve lost the house to the bank!” a month later. god. i was always busy. “father god.” There was no answer.
So please take this and go back. even though i want to move out. he might have tried to take advantage of me. What should i do?” i was hesitating whether i should tell him that i was a believer because if i had told him i believed in Jesus. people would tell me that the branch manager had stopped by several times.260 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again with a very big hall and a lot of rooms. When i approved your landlord’s loan.” i prayed to god. or a problem you have to take care of ? aren’t you trying to take care of this? Then shouldn’t i say it? That’s right. as soon as i hear back from him. Park. “is this a problem that god has to take care of. i have told my Master about it. Because it was usually difficult to meet me.” Then he asked. i will leave.. i’m leaving now to go to a conference. “if i go on without saying i believe in Jesus.” “i guess i have no choice. i was once again leaving. i had no idea what his situation was. That’s right!” and i made up my mind. Then i thought. looking for me. “Who is your master?” . “i’m busy. it’s really tough being a manager. one day. there is no place for me to go. i accepted. early in the morning. “Mr. and god has to do it. but i had no money. “Why is it so hard to catch up with you?” he asked. who said that the deposit was 200 pounds. i need to say it. if i cannot do anything. Whenever i would go away to conferences and would return home..” “don’t you have time to talk?” “i’m really busy right now. i met the landlord. the branch manager had come early.. it’s not that i’m not moving out because i didn’t receive my 200 pounds. but he has not yet replied. “Mr. Branch Manager. i will come with you.” Then he and i both got on a bus.
“Mr. he is Jesus christ. “i’d like to hire your second floor. i was crying and praying loudly. i thought it would have been sold already. “i am a servant of god. “ah. it still had the. but after listening to you. i feel something. Park. i . i have prayed to god for a month to resolve this problem for me. i have no religion.” he opened his eyes wide. The building had an attic. but when i went there. anyhow. i explained everything to them. only the children were home. Whenever i led conferences.” i was praying.” “You’re the person who came this morning. god wants me to have this house. Without knowing it. i had gone there.8. That evening. please pray harder and resolve this matter quickly. The Power of Samson | 261 “My Master is a very good person. but as soon as i got on the bus and went home. i still don’t know how god is guiding me. i would become worried. i heard later that the other people in the house were surprised and frightened. Park.” “Yes. but i was worried. i thought. “Mr. i returned and said. i went up to the attic. Then he took my hand and said.” even though i had no money. Someone here caused me a lot of financial trouble. and i have to move from the place where i am now staying. i came to this city to testify the Word of god. and prayed. but i think that this is the house god has prepared for me. as i was praying. i received the heart. Still. “for Lease” sign out front. “Why don’t you go to that two-story house you saw the other day?” Because the house was cheap.” i told him about how Jesus had helped me until then. i was able to forget everything. i told them that i was the person who was interested in the second floor and would be back later.” Little by little. closed the door. i have no place to go. i am. and one day. are you that kind of a person?” “Yes. one day.
do not give it to me. My tears flowed. i gasped. and placed my hand over my mouth. we will both feel uncomfortable. i don’t care how much it is. “i am an elder of a certain church in the city. i would wonder if it was somebody bringing me money. “i’ll give you 80 pounds.” Then. i felt as if i was in heaven. The Lord was indeed living. “if you come empty handed. if a servant of god wants to use it. but it was already too late. regardless. it’s settled.262 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again have no money. Listening to her play. one day.” i spoke to the owner for 30 minutes. i was about to leave when the elder held my hand and said. then give it to me. please do not pity me because god has surely prepared a place for me somewhere. if you do not want to give it to me. and i was so thankful. after i finished. i said eighty pounds without even realizing it. the elder’s daughter was playing hymns on the piano in her room. how much money can you come up with? Please prepare as much as possible.” i knelt down and prayed. three days .” having said that. Just then. he thought for a while and said. god has given me such a nice building next to the freeway. how can i turn him away?” i was so happy.” i would move in a week later. if you would like to give me this house. Then. i said. eighty pounds was a lot of money. his reply was. There were many brothers and sisters at the time. You must take responsibility for this. “god. without knowing it. then i would only make them worry. two days. but if i had told them what happened. “That’s fine. Whenever the gate would squeak. i could not tell whether what i was experiencing was reality or a dream.
That afternoon. “i think this is the house. that my creditors bother me every day. i went to talk to them at 11 p. Please take care. i then realised that god would take care of the rest. so i had given up and forgot about it.” and came to the door. it was someone i knew. one day. god miraculously had given me forty pounds.” You know. a woman was walking by and said. “Sir. god has given us a house. We have no money to give you. and i’ll pay the other ten pounds later. the creditors will take it from me. i must have counted it more than a hundred times. a year had passed. but today. i looked carefully. but there was no sign of any money. When i had first come to Kimcheon and contracted for the house. “i really must apologize. They said. if i take it home. a person’s heart is so strange. and the woman had shown up at my door. the mortgage was canceled. i received forty pounds. even if i can’t pay the others back. We . and i would count it whilst i prayed. on the afternoon of the fifth day.” i don’t know why i couldn’t say that. Manager. i would count it crying. i have to pay you. please take some of our furniture.” She had brought forty pounds in fifty pence wrapped in a white handkerchief. i went to the bank manager and said. “Thank you very much. so i brought it here. i had gone several times to retrieve the money. The Power of Samson | 263 had passed. but there was never anyone there. “Mr.” i thought there was no way i would ever get my money back.8. i had left fifty pounds as a deposit. i don’t know how. i am so much in debt. The lady was charged with returning my fifty pounds. Please take this forty pounds now. and we are now able to move. Since the house was lost to the bank.m. “forget about the ten pounds.
as soon as i turned the corner. Park. if it’ll help. Park. but i couldn’t wait to count how much he had given me. and they would give me a higher salary. ever since i began ministering. but i could only continue to praise god. i received guidance from god because i was his servant. i received a phone call. since then. and i feel bad about it. evicting you. it was a friend. from heaven. i have children myself. i gath- . come then. how thankful i was to see that god was working for me. many people have tempted me. i went to his house and borrowed the twenty pounds. i have been unable to help you. i counted it. i still needed thirty pounds. that’s okay. and took it. i heard you were going through some hard times. as a friend. i would like to become a public official someday. i feel like i am standing in the way of a young man’s success. i was still 10 pounds short. Park. “ah! Ten pounds!” Ten pounds was a lot of money.” he then went to the safe and counted out some money. he asked me to have a cup of tea with him. but i was not worried. please accept this as an expression of my good will. i do have twenty pounds i can let you have.”± i was thankful. i just started my business and things are a little tight. i was assured that. “Mr. Please. if not. telling me to come to their church. “Thank you very much!” i said. please do not have a low opinion of me. if you can pay it back fine.” “Mr. i still hadn’t prepared the entire 80 pounds. folks. i do not wish to receive compensation for this week’s conference because god watches over everything in my life. all my needs would be met. after a while. Mr. “hey. too. i had only two days left.” i received help from someone so unexpected.264 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again will be moving the day after tomorrow. i feel very terrible.
Who is this pitiful servant.8. You suffered like that. The Power of Samson | 265 ered all the brothers. who were working and witnessing with me. When You were in this world. i asked all the brothers and sisters to help with the move. whilst i spent the day witnessing. as i was coming home. starting from the day i received forgiveness of sin. he shot an entire roll of film. that You have prepared such a fine shelter for me?” Tears rolled down my face. but when it became dark. as the rain drizzled down. it was very expensive to put a photograph on television to advertise this conference. even Jesus got wet when it rained. “Lord. You didn’t even have a roof over Your head. You went up to the mountain and prayed. Through this and that. among the many photos he took. saying. Jesus never left me. Lord. i had told someone to take a picture for me when i went to a conference. You lived without having a change of clothes. everyone else would go home after listening to the Word. i could not hold them back. The day had finally come. counting every last penny. 1970. i began to think. You had nowhere to go. taking care of me and protecting me. where did You take shelter? how did You get through the cold winters? in the wilderness. i was preaching the gospel to a certain family. on april 19.” i replied.” “it’s okay. he was always there. The total came out to about eight pounds. there was one . This person took many different pictures from many different angles. but they were worried for me. i will never forget that day. not even for a little while. and told them to give me all the money they had. on a rainy day. Whether there were hardships or good times. we eventually pulled together the eighty pounds that we needed. we moved in. “it’s raining. when You lived in this world. We emptied all our pockets.
Jesus is with you. We were able to get by very cheaply. “Pastor. in every way. god is really pleased to have the secret of forgiveness of sin preached to the citizens of Busan. MBc does not generally allow religious broadcasting. but they are suffering. and our hearts became thankful.” There is a discount system for broadcast advertising. We should be doing this for you for free. after the service. “Wow. struggling. You are no longer alone. god. as we looked at the fellowship cards. if you have received forgiveness of sin and are truly born again. you are doing this conference for the people of Busan. it costs at least several hundred pounds to make that one picture. we could see that this person or that person had received forgiveness of sin. “god. god had also helped us in preparing the posters. Jesus will hold . placards.” Many things told me that this was so. i had the heart. as we prepared for these things. and are sad because of sin. “Thank You. i often cried in my heart. thank You for using such a pitiful and worthless person like me.266 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again good picture that could be used for the Tv advertisement. The citizens of Busan always go to church. i was thankful in my heart. but they said.” Whilst leading this conference. We would then have prayer meetings.” Many people have raised their hands each night and have come forward to receive forgiveness of sin. and everything else. our broadcasting is for the people as well. the pastors would come together and talk about things that had happened at the conference. depending on what is being advertised. We decided to use it. but we’re sorry that we can’t. god sees this and is so saddened that he is leading this conference.
i had been out of my mind the entire day. we had our scheduled ministers’Bible study. That was a very busy and tiring week. almost nothing had been prepared. before i had to lead the service. on Tuesday. The funeral was on a Tuesday. i could not bear it. There were no specialists available. we finished the burial and met with all our relatives. By the time i returned to Seoul. since it was early in the morning. i was barely able to have some dinner. and because my father and older brother had already passed away. however. it got worse.8. My great grandmother passed away this past spring. i had to lead a conference. i believe that until we get to that land beyond. he will never let go of your hand. i thought. it felt like i was going to die. coincidently. By 1 o’clock in the morning. i had to be hospitalized. at around seven o’clock that evening. i became the chief mourner. on Saturday i thought i should take a break. i went down to the countryside from Seoul. The Power of Samson | 267 you. after finishing the conference.m. crossing the river of death. Kyungbuk Province. “i’m going to die now. it was already 6 p. my stomach began to hurt. i repeated myself half-a-dozen times. so i still could not rest. and i had some families to visit. i was hurting so much and my mind was fading in and out. and by 10 o’clock. i decided that the next time i came to the hospital. My hometown is Seonsan. so we had to stay up all night long. but the interns kept asking me about the symptoms.” That was the first time in my life that i had had that thought. “i would bring a recorder with me. When i laid down. beginning that evening.” The . i told my wife to call the church to send a car for me. after i would answer. another intern would come and ask me the same questions.
but the Lord was always with me and has never abandoned me. before him. The Lord. but there was nothing for me to put in order. “if i could live just 10 more years. My two children have received forgiveness of sin. i thought about my family. i felt. the loving Lord will welcome me. i thought about how i would grasp the Lord’s hand and cross the river of death into the eternal land and live with him forever. if i could live just 10 more years. “it would be good. “When i leave this world.” i thought about many different things. “The church will be fine because Minister Kim is there. however. when i stand before him. as i was being wheeled out of the emergency room. he then put a tube in my nose and began to remove water from my body. when i’m about to die then. i received forgiveness of sin. “Yes. i thought about the Lord. i felt that even if i do live 10 more years.” . i did well.” When i thought about confronting death. i felt peace in my heart. when i die. There were times when. why didn’t You help me then? i will ask him about this and that. i felt. There are so many things i want to say to the Lord. and there were times when.” i had so much peace. it was very painful. i did wrong. before god. i would probably again feel. they will be fine. i began to cry. it’s a blessing to have received forgiveness of sin.268 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again doctor came and took an X-ray. “Lord. Lord.” Thinking. he told me that my intestines had become completely twisted and stuck together. and as long as my wife walks with the Lord.” on the other hand. i hope You will protect my wife and children better than when i was here. many people have come to me and many have left. Since that time. in 1962. has never left me.
Let’s read verse 14 together: And when he came unto Lehi. i live moment to moment. however. Therefore. i’m busy. sad. even when i cross the river of death. waiting for that final day. . they say. okay. verse 13 is of him tightly bound by two new cords. or suffering. The image of Samson in Judges chapter 15. in some rare cases. and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire. “if more than 24 hours pass after the intestines become clogged.” They do not understand. i released somegas. i am never alone. and my church members came to the hospital after service. even though you’re in pain. “Pastor. They were there for a while and then left for the evening service. and his bands loosed from off his hands. why not wait a little longer? Let me know when you release some gas. The Power of Samson | 269 The doctor said that i had to have surgery and moved me into the surgical ward. can you just tell me how to receive forgiveness of sin?” even though they raise their hand and come forward to receive forgiveness of sin. when ministers and pastors talk to them about the Bible. There are many people who say. the person dies. the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him. people’s intestines untangle themselves within two hours. right then.” it was Sunday. The surgeon said to me. we can’t talk about redemption just like that. how valuable and precious it was to feel that but whether i am in pain. Just tell me how to receive forgiveness of sin. i will not be alone.8. “okay.
That’s what salvation is. Samson was bound tightly with the cords. as a result. i hope that those among you. if the holy Spirit does not work. most people think they have received salvation because they know that Jesus has washed their sins clean. no matter what sin it is that binds you. they are freed from the chain of sin in their heart. When the holy Spirit works on them. That person’s heart is not yet freed from sin. We prepared many things for this conference. god does not hear . if we are to receive salvation and become born again. our hearts must be freed from sin. burnt with fire. Those of you who have not received forgiveness of sin. Because they don’t understand this. but when the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him. and fell off of him. The loosening of those cords can be accomplished only through the power of the holy Spirit of god. but in their heart they don’t have faith that their sins have been taken care of. When this conference was ahead of us. Your heart must be freed from sin. Just as Samson was bound tightly with new cords. if they just say a prayer of acceptance. we fasted and had prayer meetings. asking the holy Spirit of god to work here. Some people think they will receive forgiveness of sin. they may know in theory that Jesus cleansed them of their sins. they come to understand it in their mind. most people today are bound by the guilt of sin or by fear. they feel unresolved.270 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again When we talk to people about forgiveness of sin. it is different from that. we’ll leave you alone because even if you pray. will continue to pray for me. but there are many who still have sin in their heart. who have received forgiveness of sin. it loosens when the holy Spirit comes upon you. the cords became like flax.
the Word comes to you in a different way. Those of you who have received forgiveness of sin. then this sort of thing happens. you thought. says. the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him. When you read the Word. and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire. They will become loose. he was about to be captured. wherever he goes. The Power of Samson | 271 you. if you open your mouth. verse 14. even if you only breathe on them. after we receive forgiveness of sin. when he called out to god. and put forth his hand. The way you pray changes. “i need to witness. please pray that god will allow Pastor Park to be filled with the holy Spirit and that. when you are freed from sin. after that point. Before. (Judges 15:14) no matter how thick the cords may be. god . he will help many souls become freed from sin. Samson killed one thousand men and afterward became thirsty. Let’s read on and see what happens. good things just happen. (Judges 15:15) You gain new strength. and no matter what you do. and took it. if the Lord is with you. verse 15 reads. great works arise.8. and slew a thousand men therewith. And he found a new jawbone of an ass. and his bands loosed from off his hands.” but now. they are powerless when they are burnt. And when he came unto Lehi.
Why. he could have saved Samson. it pained my heart. not shepherds. although Samson was a powerful person. whilst david was not as strong as Samson. They have the same directionless spiritual life because they do not have a leader. the prophet of god. one day. a true servant of god would have said. you treacherous woman! how dare you come upon a servant of god! get out!” when Samson fell in love with delilah. when david sinned with Uriah’s wife. then. Why? Because they are sheep. he always had a leader next to him. although david was a king. nathan. The difference between david and Samson was that. Samson. he did not have a leader to guide him. People who have received forgiveness of sin need shepherds. . he needed a leader. They have all distrusted their pastors in the same way. however. appeared to david and chastised him ruthlessly. not knowing where to go. i have met many church members. if Samson had had a leader. They wander. Since i have been conducting my ministry in Seoul. Some people today think. and did not look for a spiritual leader to guide him. did Samson have his eyes plucked out? and how did the powerful Samson get caught by the Philistines and wind up strapped to a grinding wheel in prison? he could not do everything with only his own strength. believed in only his own strength. That’s how he would have spoken to her. “Samson! Wake up! repent! What are you doing? delilah. if the servant of god had been there. whenever i heard it.272 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again caused the water to spring forth. he knew how to obey the true servant of god. “now that i’m saved.” These people go about and do as they like. i can manage my spiritual life on my own.
or one in every ten thousand. Beware of false prophets... but they cannot produce sheep. but you must trust and put all of your heart upon him. We don’t know if there might be one false prophet in every one thousand.which come to you in sheep’s clothing. . they say. then. “Please don’t talk like that. (Matthew 7:20) You must select your churches well. there are some pastors who are.” They would then reply.8. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. but how can we distinguish that? We cannot know. Then he can support you and chastise you when you go down a wrong path. but the Lord has taught us something.... if you think that your pastor is a true servant of god. i know you are not like other pastors.. You must distinguish according to their fruits by seeing whether people have received from them forgiveness of sin and through them have become born again. of course. in Matthew chapter 7. (Matthew 7:15) These “wolves. how can you tell them apart? You must look at their fruits. but. Jesus said. (Matthew 7:15) how. There are many servants of god in Busan. You must manage your spiritual life under a true servant of god. but inwardly they are ravening wolves. he may still make mistakes because he is human. The Power of Samson | 273 Sometimes.. You must look for the true shepherd. When we do .” When i hear that. That is why Jesus said.” are false prophets who are wearing “sheep’s” clothing. it breaks my heart. The wolves may come wearing sheep’s clothing. are the true servants of god different from the false prophets? Jesus also said.. when i meet with public officials and speak with them. how can we tell who the true pastors are?” There have been many times when i have been at a complete loss for words. “Pastor. as you say. i want to say. “Well. but pastors are servants of god.
Through the words of god. We need ministers when we are going in the wrong direction. by clearly seeing that forgiveness of sin and becoming born again arise through him. first. That’s what you must distinguish. do not look upon others. You must see whether he is a person who has received forgiveness of sin and has the holy Spirit. Jesus told us not to do that. you must turn away from him coldly. even though you may not have faith. Then you can live a spiritual life. “That’s what i need. “he is picking on me.274 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again well. you must see whether he is a truly born again servant of god. he is a gentleman and well educated. . The Bible. or whether he is a person who graduated from seminary. When you distinguish a person as a false prophet. we don’t need shepherds. People who do not trust ministers cannot live a spiritual life. you must trust him. and work together with him. knowing everything in his ministry as knowledge. When you see that he is a true servant of god.” i hope that you will think. That’s why he is saying that.” i hope that’s how you will take it. don’t distinguish a true shepherd by thinking. should become the standard by which you live. according to the words of the Bible. when you believe that he is a true servant of god. and that they are false prophets when you are feeling bad. according to your feelings. don’t think. thinking they are true servants of god when you are feeling good. even though your ministers may disappoint you or scold you when he gives a sermon. when you see that the pastor of your church is a true servant of god. not the word of man. in fact. however.” That is not how you do it. you must support and pray for him all the way. then you must give yourselves up to him completely and trust him. “Well.
8. holding onto one another. i truly want to see you working for the Lord. i’d like to send you. africa and to risk their lives to go into islamic countries of the Middle east with this gospel. i don’t know how you will live. sharing our testimonies. like Japan. allow us to go to that eternal land. enjoy this life. We need workers to go to china. we hope that every person who is saved and has received forgiveness of sin becomes nourished under your precious servants. that are full of sin. i have the sincere expectation that the Lord will walk with you in all that you do. during this conference. go through sorrow. We need workers to go to prosperous countries. i hope that the Lord works inside of you and leads you. god. die and simply waste their lives like the rest of the world. The Power of Samson | 275 Whilst winding up this conference. allow them to cry and be lashed for the gospel of god. The Lord. who was with me after i received forgiveness of sin. don’t go through it by yourself. The good news magazine. get married. allow many people to receive forgiveness of sin and power through this conference. which is published every month by our mission. after you receive forgiveness of sin. don’t allow them to fall into the world. conflict and suffering and become people who are even closer to the Lord. is the Lord who has been with me in everything for the past 25 years.” Those of you who have received forgiveness of sin. many feelings cross my heart. When you are in hardship. and when you are suffering. Brazil. step by step. . We need many workers for them. i hope that many new workers will come forth for you. for one year. allow them to starve for Jesus. but i pray for this conference: “god. there are many people who are in pain because they don’t know how to receive forgiveness of sin.
i cannot stay with you continually. please pray for me. folks. i will end my morning sermon. Thank you. if god allows. i am sad because i feel as though i’ve delivered only one third of what i had prepared. but my heart is drawn to you. With this. and you will become precious people of faith. i hope that the salvation you have received here will become stronger and more settled. people whose faith will not be shaken. but this was the first time i have trembled. but i hope that you will live a blessed spiritual life within the holy Spirit.276 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again in delivering the sermons for this conference. i will not be able to forget the faces of you who have been born again during this conference. That is my hope for you. standing at the podium. i’ve given sermons in front of many people. . no matter where you go. but this time i was very nervous. i don’t know why. i want to come back and stand before the citizens of Busan again. i’ve gone all over the country conducting many conferences.
9 Cain and Abel f olks . who has allowed us to carry out this unexpectedly amazing conference. Because our conference is special. i extend my sincere thanks to him for cooperating with us. but listened quietly to the Word. not one of you got up to go to the toilet. in addition. who gave us the precious grace to be born again in the gospel. . which provided us with this precious hall. i’d like to thank the pastors who supervised and laboured on behalf of this conference. the elder who manages this building must be very tired. i join Pastor Woo in thanking Jezebel Women’s high School. and i especially want to thank and glorify god. i’d also like to thank you for not complaining about the long hours. and people are so taken by what they hear that they don’t go home until after 11 o’clock. how are you this evening? i thank god.
And the LORD said unto Cain. And Adam knew Eve his wife. Late last night. if you have found it. then. who had received forgiveness of sin through this conference. And Cain was very wroth. And Abel was a keeper of sheep. attended this conference and received forgiveness of sin. but Cain was a tiller of the ground. in this. and his countenance fell. and said. People who had gone to church for a long time. of how they received the Lord into . our last meeting.280 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again This. i will now read from genesis chapter 4. and thou shalt rule over him. And Abel. but had suffered and struggled all alone inside of sin. i don’t think that my heart can easily leave Busan. And in process of time it came to pass. shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well. When i heard their testimony. i went to the third floor and spoke with several brothers and sisters. and bare Cain. (Genesis 4:17) i have read up to verse 7. And she again bare his brother Abel. There are so many things i’d like to tell you this evening. sin lieth at the door. i will read. early tomorrow morning. and she conceived. I have gotten a man from the LORD. that i don’t know where to begin. And unto thee shall be his desire. he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well. is our last sermon. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. verse 1. i will be on the train to Seoul.
at that time i was leading a small church. i believe that through this conference he has come unto you to free you from sin because god loves you. but he refused to listen to the Word. We were five brothers and sisters. and there were even rumors to that effect. and go to heaven. and in hardship raised his five children. married. When his friends had their 60th birthday parties. When my father came to the countryside. sit around the table. he’d go to their parties. i will believe. My mother passed away on august 14. at times he’d bring us a sack of rice. father had many friends in his hometown. now we are all grown up. This made my wife and i very uncomfortable in our hearts. Yesterday evening. but he saw how much heartbreak and sorrow a friend of his had gone through. receive forgiveness of sin.9. and sometimes he would bring us money because we were living so poorly. My father could have remarried because he was young. Why wouldn’t i believe in Jesus? i will believe starting this fall.” That’s how he answered. My father would say. father enjoyed that very much. immediately after the beginning of the Korean War. don’t be like that. You believe in Jesus. or if their children got married. he made up his mind not to remarry. 1950. and have families of our own. a friend of his was turn- . i cannot express in words how my heart glowed. i heard testimonies from four people. My father needed to believe in Jesus. i know that those four are not the only ones who have such testimonies. living under a stepmother. and have pleasant conversations with them. “Kids. my wife and i would ask my father to believe in Jesus. Whenever we could. and our father loved us deeply. Cain and Abel | 281 their heart. This evening. i’d like to give you a testimony about how my father came to believe in Jesus. drink.
when my father became angry.” “i will definitely start believing next spring. don’t worry. my father stayed at our house.” That’s what he would always say. now believe in Jesus. our lives are so empty. i prayed and went to my father. when he said he didn’t yet want to believe in Jesus. you.” i was about to start speaking.” That’s how he postponed it. but that day. one day.” i said. all i could do was wait. my elder brother had to go to Japan on business. where can i go and confidently tell others to believe in Jesus?” That thought came to me and i became desperate.” “oh. come. and i can’t do that to my friend. 10 years had passed. i couldn’t force him to believe. “Believe in Jesus. finally. i cannot lead my own father to heaven.” “i believe. after my friend’s son gets married. “father. “father. now! Why?” “My friend’s son is getting married in the spring. you can’t go on like this. the doctor said we should avoid the surgery and find out a different way to treat him. “father. autumn would pass and winter would come. how dare you speak to your father that .282 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ing 60 in the fall. and although he did not have a check-up. The doctor in charge did not recommend surgery. he had a bad case of gastric ulcers. Since my father had already passed seventy. one time. he was diagnosed as having something close to cancer. although it was uncomfortable. “You. at that time. My father had become old. ock Soo. “if. as a pastor. That’s why he said that come fall he’d believe in Jesus. i knew that my father could not live for long. he was living with my elder brother. and he thought that it would be impolite to his friend. if he could not drink at the party because he believed in Jesus. i was not going to just back off so easily. i will believe in Jesus. i believe.
Strangely. “hey. i really hate Satan. are you not well? did something bad happen?” They were worried about me.9. my father called out. and i would teach the Bible. That day was a Monday. as i came out from my father’s room. Pastor Park. so many pastors had come over. for no apparent reason. in daegu. at about the same time we had been praying the day before. it is like that with everyone. There are a lot of people like that. “oh. my father became extremely upset that day. i had to leave. When i go out to conduct conferences. at that time. every Monday afternoon. looking downcast. “oh. it’s nothing like that. i was so frustrated and troubled that it was unbearable. they said. Then one day.” That afternoon. The doctor says that my father does not have much time to live. what should we do?” “Let’s pray.” The pastors asked. and i could not say anything more to him. i don’t know why. who has taken hold of my father’s heart. and many people became born again. is ock Soo out there?” . but they feel insecure. i started to see people’s hearts break down before the Word. pastors and ministers would come over. we passed up Bible study. next day. “Pastor Park. i was asking him to believe in Jesus. i saw once again that Satan strongly forges resistance when this gospel of life is trying to enter in. some people say that they hate Pastor Park so much and that they want to kill him. anyway. Cain and Abel | 283 way!” i had never before seen my father so angry with me. and he scolded me. and about 10 pastors and ministers gathered and prayed for my father. The Word is right. Satan opposes when people are about to hear the gospel and become born again.
bring me a tape recorder. before i die. when you bury me. Let me say them now. now i will die. “ah. so you’re going to record?” “Yes. have you got any medicine?” i told my wife to go to the pharmacy and buy an enema. i am unable. please go ahead and say it. so if there is something you want say. father. “father. “father. There are some things that i’ve been wanting to say.” i thought. There was bleeding in his intestines.” “oh. how do you feel?” i asked.” The tape was 30 minutes on each side. he said.” i said to my wife. Mentioning something. when i die. “i am very sorry about this to all of you. We will record it.” “good.” “come in here.“ We cleaned up the blood with towels and put our father down on fresh blankets. when. i am right here. i guess he felt. my father sat up and vomited blood.” “honey. “ah. and even when i need to go to the toilet.284 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “Yes. now my father is going to pass away. My wife was crying and did not know what to do. “When i die. you children do not fight with one another over the little wealth that i have.” and then he said. elder brother is not here. all of sudden. and the black blood that had accumulated had came out. “i am okay. and finally. We were completely stunned. My stomach is hurting. i was disappointed in you about this and that. My wife was about to go out. and my father spoke for about an hour. My father closed his mouth and was very quiet. bury me next to .
he’d only say. and then he would always teach us. “Why are you so stupid? This is how you are supposed to do that. Then i asked him. i talked to him about how our sins passed over to Jesus. Cain and Abel | 285 your mother. but where will your spirit go?” “i want to go to heaven. “Kids. “father. who had always indulged in worldly ambitions. when you pass away. so if you ask him to touch up my dead body. i told my father that heaven is not a place we go to by our deeds. When the tape was about to end. how the blood of Jesus cleansed us our sins. i helped him very much during my lifetime.” My father.” i have never felt as thankful as i was then that our salvation is not by our actions or our good deeds. i was also very thankful that i was a pastor and could clearly tell anyone about receiving forgiveness of sin and going to heaven. father revealed his true heart. he finished giving his will. but by the life of Jesus.” father said everything in his heart about the funeral. and how we were saved from sin.9. for two hours. he will not say no. i told him that we are able to go to heaven through the good deeds of Jesus. seemed to have released all those ambitions that had piled in . we become tired and faint as we try. They have good doctors over there. i told him that Jesus came and did all the work for us. saying. Before that. no matter how much god tells us to come to heaven because we humans do not have the strength. they have good medicine over there. That will do for your body. There is a person who will handle my body. but what virtue do i have? What merit do i have? it’s too late for me now. we will do the funeral for you exactly as you have said.” That’s how he always thought. and because we are weak. That day.
i do believe!” mumbled my father. he woke up next day and said. and one day. most people today do not listen with an open heart. That really saddens me. please accept me. in a little while. My wife stayed behind to care for him. it seemed as though when he was in his hometown. it seemed as if my father would not live long. telling me to come quickly. the cross. the light upon my father’s face began to change. i’ll go to Your land. not once did he come on his own. Whoever opens their heart and accepts the gospel of forgiveness of sin can receive forgiveness of sin and become born again if he listens with an open heart. “i believe. my wife called. My father had never gone to church. my father was getting better. father rejected all the ambitions and doubts that had enveloped his life. and because my quarters were attached to the chapel. thank You for taking away all of my sins and for taking care of them on the cross. and father told me to bring together . “Jesus. after a couple of hours. and listened to the Word with a pure heart. as he thought of himself standing before death. i could see that my father was only a few hours away from dying. Many people were there. so we got an ambulance and took him to his hometown. their eyes filled with tears. i slept so peacefully yesterday.” By that time. i went as quickly as i could. “Kids. Unfortunately. so i returned to daegu.286 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again his heart. father. Jesus. But that day. Thank You. The cross.” My father’s heart changed completely. as my father closed his eyes and began to pray. the brothers and sisters had come in because they knew that my father was about to pass away. Won’t you sing me some hymns? Pray and sing me some hymns. he came to church only because his son was a pastor.
The other meaning was thankfulness to god who had saved my father. it’s difficult for me to speak. ock Soo. . in his sleep. so you chaps believe in the Jesus that ock Soo believes in. They held my father’s hand and cried with grief. and he never once read the Bible. i cried tears of apology for not being a better son. This is how your uncle died. not believing in Jesus doesn’t mean you will or will not live well. but believe in Jesus. My throat is dry. i’m going ahead. and the next morning. my father never went to church. he slept snoring loudly.” Then he called my cousins over and said.9. i am speaking to you. don’t always be thinking only of money. but because you’re my nephews. selflessly sacrificing himself. but when i saw him change. i put on my funeral suit. he will tell you about him and you come along later. When your father died. went out to the rear garden. “i can go to heaven because of the Jesus that my second son.” he spoke those words and went to sleep. he died like this. The tears flowing from my eyes had two meanings. he was called by our god and went over to the eternal land. after hearing the gospel. how do you want to die when you die? Believe in the Jesus ock Soo believes in. i wanted to serve that father by fulfilling my filial duties. he said. but he passed away whilst i was in the midst of hardship. believes in. and i’ll save some places for you. and i’m very tired. knelt down and prayed tearfully. “You chaps listen. one meaning was that i had been such a bad son to my father. The day of his funeral. after Mother passed away early. Cain and Abel | 287 all of his friends. folks. he raised five children by himself. i was so thankful in my heart. his friends came.
they only know on the outside. to have them freed from sin.288 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again i often think about my father. Busan is not an exception. god. “father. people who suffer. i have met many people here. to have such an unworthy person as me stand up here preaching the Word? as i came here. the fact. But they continue to suffer from sin because they don’t know how to have their sins washed clean through the gospel. why do so many people not know about this simple and easy gospel? There are great pastors. making offerings and witnessing. They have a lot of knowledge. then that sermon is not from god. go to the mountains to pray. for those of you who are pastors! if you cannot preach the Word of god to those souls that have been left to you. i’ll go to where you are soon.” which is the core. What do you testify on the podium? although you say that your sermons can move people. however. You need to cry out the blood of the cross of Jesus christ. it is the same as other cities. and saw Busan this time. out of sin. thank You for saving my father. volunteering. brilliant religious leaders and many famous theologians. what will become of them? how will you bear the responsibility for those souls before god? i hope that the pastors attending here this evening will listen to this. struggle and do all kinds of strange things. how that blood can f low into our souls and . how frustrated god must be. Many of them have not been freed from sin. i would like to ask the pastors who are here. “My sins have been washed clean through the blood of Jesus christ. they are good at helping the poor. if you cannot save one soul from his conscience.” folks.
They knew intellectually that on the cross Jesus had washed away their sin. myself. Please save me. after they became born again. and we arrived at West Busan church safely. We know that the power of the holy Spirit of god worked in their ministry. There. through the blood of Jesus christ that is in the Word of god. This afternoon. they were able to minister powerfully. they came to know that they were not freed from sin. if that is your case. They were able to minister without using worldly ways. ministers. i want you to listen. their hearts broke and crumbled. but i’m a sinner. but at some point.9. and if there are those who are studying theology to become ministers here this evening. The theology that you have learned cannot save souls. but they realised that their hearts were not freed from sin. You must know what you should testify to your flock. You bear the responsibility for your flock. Several cars were to go there together. They must be born again. i know the gospel in theory. Martin Luther did this. Pastors. and because i’d been there once already. then this evening. “i’m a sinner. and so did John Wesley. don’t just preach this in theory. You must free souls from sin. The effort you put into your church members does not lead them to salvation.” You need to seek him and kneel down before god. Cain and Abel | 289 cleanse us of our sins. i was able to show the way to the five cars that were following me. You may be a pastor. how was that so? it was because i . am not freed from sin. but you also may not be born again. i went to West Busan for an inaugural service. They were famous servants of god. my car took the lead. you must put aside your reputation and say. Many powerful servants of god have done this throughout history. i cannot properly testify to souls how to be freed from sin because i.
i talk about things that have nothing to do with the reading. when i talk about forgiveness. after the day i was freed from sin. i hope that you will stop being only a religious person and become a living christian. people are busy going home. folks. Let’s now talk about genesis chapter 4. “how pleased god must be with them?” My throat doesn’t feel good. but i’m sorry that i had to introduce you to other people to have fellowship. There have been people who have wanted to meet me individually. but . even so. not only with my father. when it is time to finish. i lost the meaning of working for anything else. When i saw that. People who have the experience of having been born again can teach and guide other people to be born again. after delivering a sermon. after a service.290 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again had been there before. Usually. but during this conference. i hope that you will become a person who walks with Jesus. if you have received forgiveness of sin. not only Pastor Park. how can i testify the precious gospel to even just one soul? i had only that heart and amazingly. i was very thankful. i see many people who seek the Word staying late to listen. after receiving forgiveness of sin. god opened a path before me. Then i remember the Word i’ve read. i agonized deep in sin. Some people came to speak with me. and i was able to do this precious work. and i’m sorry that i couldn’t make enough time to speak with all of you personally. Sometimes. but when i preached the gospel afterward. when i saw them receiving forgiveness of sin and rejoicing. but in 1962. if you have truly received forgiveness of sin this time. hallelujah! This is a gift that god has freely given unto us. i saw people change. i had the heart. people realised the gospel and received forgiveness of sin. our duty is great.
the Lord has given me a son. if you say “hooo. Cain and Abel | 291 you should testify this so you will not become only a religious person. in genesis chapter 4. would pass.” you will see your breath coming out of your mouth. adam said. it’s not like that any longer. health care was not good. in those days. your heart would be broken. “emptiness. . however i think adam was disappointed. There were a lot of cases like that. they were only 6 years old. on the family register. saying.” and he was very proud. who may die. after adam had abel. was very healthy.9. on a cold morning. if you recorded a child. it talks about cain and abel. “great.” in the past in Korea. cain. but a true preacher. right? it means that the person disappears. and sometimes. understand. when we were growing up. they did not report the birth immediately. Some children were actually 10 years old. when children were born. or even older. it’s because the word abel comes from the root word. adam’s elder son. “hebel. i’m sure you have heard sermons about it a number of times. “hmm. but i’m sure people of my age. so the infant mortality rate was high. only after 100 days. i think he was very good in every way. will he grow to adulthood?” adam wasn’t even sure whether abel would live. after adam had cain. i think he must have thought. even after several years. of course. who bears born again christians as well. when that child died. would they finally report the birth. so people delayed reporting. after having abel. but according to the family register. or a year. We all know this story well. so the meaning of abel’s name is something in the order of.” which means breath. like his breath. so he didn’t even na me him. in vain.
This is what i would have said. after i read the story.” compared to cain. do a better job next time. he would bring the flock home. cain gave the fruits of the ground as an offering to the Lord. why would god do that?” no matter what offering cain had made. in isaiah chapter 55. what’s wrong?” “You good-for-nothing. if i were god. but i think that’s how it was. abel. who was so strong and healthy. he did the difficult work of digging the ground with wooden sticks. i don’t think i would have done that. abel must have been very weak. and when it became evening. it says. get over here. “gee. what kind of an offering is that? You call this an offering? okay. but he did not die. Because cain was strong.292 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “emptiness. he lived. but he did not respect cain and his offering. and abel gave the firstlings of the flock and of the fat thereof. he turned the offering away without even looking at it. turning it over and sowing the seed. after some time. but if you give another offering like this.” “What. . now.” it seemed he would die soon. folks. next time. most people think. but that is not true. that god’s heart is the same as theirs. how vain.” Maybe he was saying that. “abel. god. i had the heart. go!” The god of the old Testament is a very cold god. cain became angry. this is your first time so i’ll let you off. That’s why his name was “emptiness. The Lord respected abel and his offering. verse 8. abel was so skinny. it doesn’t say that in the Bible. The boys both grew up. i will not accept it. i think he would be trembling in the sun. “hey cain. vanity. he would take his sheep around and feed them grass. and that’s why he started to call him. as they live spiritual life.
“Why did god accept the offering of abel and reject the offering of cain?” Most people say.” he wrote this in the Bible to teach us that. But if you make your offering this way..” do you know why god wrote this story in genesis chapter 4? “You may give service. do you think he wrote this because he had nothing else to write? even today. Most people think that the heart of god is the same as their heart. from time to time. but cain put no heart into his offering. he will accept them. “our thoughts are different from god’s thoughts. many people give service before god with all their diligence and with all of their heart. i shall accept even you. however... and he happily accepts others. but in their own way. if you give offerings like abel. Why wouldn’t god listen to this?” They comfort themselves. but if you give it in that manner.” But he does not even look at certain offerings. and he does not accept offerings that are like cain’s. “it’s because abel gave his offering” with diligence. repeat after me. i’m sure god received it. he accepts offerings that are like abel’s. Cain and Abel | 293 For my thoughts are not your thoughts. when i ask them this question. “Since i gave service. thinking. when i ask people. i will not even look at it. “i heard that even demons listen to you when you beg. thinking.9. neither are your ways my ways. if you give offerings that are like cain’s. i can tell what kind of faith they have. a certain man gathered some sons of various government minis- . then god does not accept them. Why does he accept certain kinds of offerings and reject others? The reason is simple.
who think. “This is the way we go to school. This is the way we go to school. those explanations are only assumptions. although cain gave an offering. Who do we leave the interpretation of the Bible up to? do you leave it up to Pastor ock Soo Park? if you do. your father must be the Minister of education. “old Macdonald had a farm. and god refused cain because abel gave the offering with all of his heart and cain lacked devotion.294 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ters who were in an elementary school and asked them. There’s no support in the Bible for any of it. folks. People who think. “My problem is that i commit too many sins. “What does your father do?” one child answered. however. early in the morning.” “oh. “honk! honk! out of my way please!” “oh. We can tell a person’s heart by listening to his answers to questions. They also think that god accepted abel because he had not sinned. go to school. you shouldn’t. but it tells how the man could figure out who their fathers were. “i never work hard enough. People.” think that. nor does it say that abel gave his offering with all his heart. your father must be the Minister of Transportation!” another child answered. The difference between the offering of abel and the offering of cain is .” “Your father must be the Minister of agriculture and fisheries!” another child sang.” in believing god. go to school. The Bible does not say that cain gave the offering without any diligence. god did not accept it because cain had sinned. think that god accepted abel. e-i-ei-o. You must leave the interpretation of the Bible up to the Bible. we should not interpret the Bible however we want to.” This is just a funny story.
“he brought cabbages. The Bible has described the offerings in an interesting way. When our bodies or carnal things are expressed in the Bible. in . it says. and read: no one of these shall fail. for example. That’s what it says in isaiah chapter 34..” and specifically record the names of the things he gave from “the fruit of the ground. it should have described abel’s offering as simply animals.. don’t just skim over the Bible.9.. if you read carefully the words of genesis chapter 4. “the firstlings of the flock and the fat thereof. not as the fruit of the ground. on the other hand.” then the Bible should describe cain’s offering. what was the offering abel gave?. Seek ye out of the book of the LORD. effort. they are often described as dust or the earth. verse 16.. pumpkins and carrots. .Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. Cain and Abel | 295 not diligence. if it described the offering of cain as the fruits of the ground.” and the other as the “fruit of the ground. or zeal.. folks.” The Bible consciously states that one offering was.. (genesis 4:4) We can discover something a bit awkward in this. none shall want her mate. god took the dust of the earth and made flesh when he created humans.the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof..” We need to pay attention to this. labour. “the firstlings of the flock and the fat thereof... verse 3.. But if it describes abel’s offering as.
which is also talking about our bodies. and . Thus..296 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again ecclesiastes chapter 12. no matter what it may be.. not only did god not accept the offering of cain. he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. from our effort. it says. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels. or anything that may come from humans.. not only did he accept abel’s offering. in other words. Jesus christ. what comes from our bodies. no matter how beautiful or good they may be. in verse 4. god does not accept the things of the flesh.. we read. verse 7. as humans and from our worldly thoughts. but he did not accept cain either. on the other hand. The fat thereof represents the holy Spirit. god does not accept the efforts of humans. There are two ways for us to make an offering to god. it says. one is to make the offering through our effort and labour. in 2 corinthians chapter 4. And Abel. represents the first Son of god. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: it says that god accepted abel along with his offering.. why did god accept abel’s offering? The firstlings of the flock... on the contrary. This is talking about our bodies.the pitcher be broken at the fountain. Because god accepts all things that come through Jesus christ. the lamb. verse 6. those things that come from our f lesh. “the fruit of the ground represents what comes forth from us humans. it means that abel came forth to god relying on Jesus and the holy Spirit. but he accepted abel as well.. The other is to make the offering by relying on Jesus christ.
god could not accept the fruit of the ground that comes from man. There is also zeal that comes from god and zeal that comes from Satan. speak in tongues and prophesy. he did not accept cain. he was able to accept abel along with it. They think that god will accept them. even in speaking in tongues. for Jesus to come within us. Thus. Those who worship god must do it in spirit and in truth. Then god can accept you. but . cain made his offering. many people fall into despair and become disappointed when with all their zeal they try to do something. Cain and Abel | 297 in verse 5. Because god could not accept cain’s offering. there is speaking in tongues that comes from god.9. and because he accepted the offering of abel. Most people think that god’s heart is like their own. and you must receive Jesus in your heart. if they do things with zeal. and in the same way. or how precious they are. we must receive forgiveness of sin and become born again. we see that they live a spiritual life according to their own thoughts. no matter how beautiful and good they may appear. there is labour that comes from god. and will reject them. These are words that greatly shock our spiritual lives today. cain gave his heart to god. Today. you must receive forgiveness of sin. Jesus must come within us for us to worship in spirit and in truth. nevertheless. so they think that god will accept them if they try hard and do this or that. it says that god had no respect unto cain and his offering. for you to go forth to god through Jesus christ. god will only see things that do not come forth from Jesus christ as fake and unworthy. and labour that comes from Satan. and there is speaking in tongues that comes from Satan. Because most people do not know a lot about the Bible.
the egyptian king. since they cannot talk about what they truly need to know. how. There was no one among the many wizards and wise men of Pharaoh who could interpret the dream. 70 percent of the criminals are people who once went to church. or military problems. we need servants of god who will deliver to others this truth of becoming born again. which is how to be born again. the Pharaoh. political problems. Your eyes must be open toward this precious secret of god and toward the will of . then. folks. but they could not interpret the dream. unless your sins are washed clean and you receive Jesus into your heart. and offerings. today. amazingly. there are many people wandering around. you must truly be born again. open your heart and accept the Word of god. Long ago. Today. They were church goers who believed in god. Loving folks! i hope that you will open your eyes. why does your heart wallow in despair and disappointment? god cannot accept your prayer. it was a dream that decided whether the people of egypt would live or die. They were knowledgeable in dealing with issues such as controlling the floods of the nile. or helping others. helpless and in pain. worship. did they end up in prison? god left them alone to become corrupt because god could not accept their faith. “i can’t accept that.298 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again fail because they do not know this precious secret. Likewise. and with burning passion.” i am telling you. with their feelings. over the years. and how to receive forgiveness of sin. Some people worship with their emotions. but god is saying. many people talk about a good religion of relieving the poor. had a dream. i have been to many prisons and have preached the gospel.
” But Minister choi does not feel reconciled. That is why we must put aside all things and receive forgiveness of sin through the true gospel. god hears your prayers. suppose i were to beat up Minister choi only because i am stronger than he. we must meet the true servant of god. There are so many people who are deceived into thinking that vain faith is good faith. Minister choi. it must be accomplished in the .” i beat him up so that i knock out one or two teeth and his cheeks are all swollen. “Shall we reconcile? Minister choi. Pastor. The people around me counsel me. i’m sorry. and have our hearts freed from sin. “gee. also. The pastors around me try to stop me. Then i believe your faith will not suffer. but then are we truly reconciled? i may be at peace because i just beat him up. if you receive forgiveness of sin and become born again by welcoming Jesus christ into your heart.” i say. Let’s forget about this. be born again. folks.9. Let’s just say this never happened. Cain and Abel | 299 god. True reconciliation is not through words. there is nothing god can accept from you. how can you beat him up like that? don’t do that. but Minister choi will not be at peace.” “come on.” “alright pastor. The firstlings of the flock and the fat thereof that abel gave represents Jesus christ. god accepts only his Son. if you’re born again.” “okay. god will accept your life. then you will be a child of god. i’ll do that. That’s easy for me to say. The holy Spirit will lead you. “how can a pastor beat someone up? he’ll pay for this. saying.” So we shake hands and reconcile. “Please reconcile. So even if you pray walking down the street. it will grow strong and bold. but if you are not born again. Jesus christ. Let’s be friends.
i open my heart. come in. The problem of the barrier between god and us must be taken care of. it will not work. True reconciliation depends on whether the hearts are open to it.” You may know all of that. “he’s a horrible person. it has to be resolved in the hearts of everyone to have true reconciliation. i believe in you. but he is a good professor. you need to be checked one more time. come in. whether your heart is freed from sin. There is a wall blocking you from god. it cannot be true reconciliation unless it is entirely resolved in his heart. he should be struck dead by lightning and die.” That is not how sin is taken care of. or english and you are students. Through this conference you may have heard all the words of forgiveness of sin. listening to my lecture.” That does not work either. “That horrible man!” Why? Because knowledge enters the mind.300 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again heart. but faith enters the heart. “a + B = c. Suppose i am lecturing at a university about philosophy. Whether i steal or murder. “Jesus. and i am accepting Jesus. as a pastor. i hope that you will forgive me my sins. however. Then reconciliation can take place and everything can be at peace. The heart may say. i can still give the lecture. not as a professor lecturing on mathematics or english. please. but if your heart is not resolved. But folks.” but the lesson. come into my heart. then true reconciliation between god and you will not happen. amen. “god. even if i apologize to Minister choi a hundred times. Then you would say. if i give a sermon and you say. “Jesus was crucified for my sins. “That professor is a horrible person.” can still be accepted.” and you would accept my teaching. he’s a thief. Because . mathematics. and my sins are washed clean.
your hands are full of blood. at each church. When ye come to appear before me.15) it says that your hands are full of blood and have been dirtied with sin.. not according to your heart or how you feel. who actually receive forgiveness of sin. Spiritual life cannot be lived through learning. god says in isaiah chapter 1. Loving folks. folks. god is telling us to pray and make an offering to god. only that kind of a servant can connect you with god. i hope that many such pastors will emerge from here in Busan.. that he will not accept you. You must meet a true servant of god.. so your heart can be freed from sin.9.. emphasizing morals and the law. if you are to live a proper spiritual life: not a pastor who speaks about great philosophies. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?. who hath required this at your hand. it is not an intellectual endeavor. to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations. but servants of god.” his words may enter your mind. are born again through Jesus. pastors should not only speak about forgiveness of sin. too. let’s worship according to the Word of god. but not your heart. god coldly refused cain’s offering. but souls. if you say. That is what forgiveness of sin is and that is what salvation is. Cain and Abel | 301 faith enters the heart. i meet servants of god like these from time to time. and do not make .. folks. should continually be added to the church. Unless you. it must enter through the heart. rejoicing tearfully. “That Pastor is a fraud. (Isaiah 1:11-12. only after we’ve been washed clean. who speak about how your sins can be forgiven.
Loving folks. it has nothing to do with your deeds.302 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again offerings as you want. “get behind me Satan. he fixes us to our actions and saps us of our strength.” each time. That’s what it says. i hope you will give gifts and make offerings according to the Word of god. knowing that you had fallen into sin. your redemption is not through your effort or deeds. i am saved through the blood of Jesus.” When Jesus saved you. “in whom we have boldness and access with confidence . “See. Let’s read together ephesians chapter 3. forgiveness of sin is connected only with the blood of the cross of Jesus christ. you are not born again. how well you pray. Some people will stand there in joy. i am not saved because i am great. full of blemishes and imperfections. Satan knows that we are humans. if you do something wrong. your salvation does not derive from your deeds. verse 12. not long from now. he delivered you. others will stand there in fear. we will have to stand before Jesus. let’s read it again. how well you witness. say. he did not save you because you were sinless. Thus. first. then. he may deceive you. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. saying. how can you say that you are saved. when you are doing such terrible things? have you really received forgiveness of sin? no. Let’s look at another verse in the Bible. There is something i would like to say to those of you who have received forgiveness of sin this week. or how you make offerings. it has nothing to do with how well you obey the Word of god. doesn’t it? no? okay.
but there is no need for you to shrink away just because you are not acknowledged. there lived a Prime Minister. Cain and Abel | 303 by not only us believing in him. a Korean musical instrument. any way. You coming forth to god have absolutely nothing to do with your actions. This Prime Minister. this Prime Minister was completely taken by his daughter. too. There is only one way for you to go out to god. you cannot go to him. once upon a time. She was also talented at writing poetry. accept me having looked upon Jesus. women used to get married early. you can never go forth to god. at times you do well. it was a daughter. but often you do ill.9. you must rely completely on Jesus. it’s not as if the world acknowledges you because you are a child of god. Secondly. he had been very lonely because he had no children. if you are attached to your deeds when you go out to god. in the past. but often you are evil. late in his life he had a child. even though you may lack because Jesus is perfect. as she was growing up. She was very smart and good at playing the Kayagum. finally. please do not look upon me. so that’s all he ever talks about. you are a child of god. at times you are good. These days. “father god.” is this right? no. but also living perfectly according to our conscience. if you have received forgiveness of sin. She was very lovely. if you are thinking of your deeds. did not have any children. so he was very pleased to have this daughter. You may be saying that Pastor Park only knows about Prime Ministers. and that is by believing in the blood of Jesus christ. a lot of people .” You can go out to god with confidence like this anytime.
She had waited so long for her father. asking for the hand of the Prime Minister’s daughter. all the in-laws and relatives were called over for a big party. her sisters-in-law were all happy and excited to have their own fathers come. and the second in-laws. they had the extended family system. When the party was about to end. unable to forget her father’s love. but back then. they had no phones or taxis like today. They were all people of high position.304 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again turn 20 or 30 and still have not married. and now he would finally come. but back then. she became engaged to the youngest son of the sheriff of a village in the Kyungsang Province. third. and the fathers of the second. but the Prime Minister was nowhere to be seen. When they all . but the Prime Minister still did not come. people tried to get their children married as adolescents. and were on their way there. on her wedding day. Because she was the only daughter in the family. and everyone in the family lived together. they received a message saying that the Prime Minister was coming. The Prime Minister’s daughter became the youngest daughter in-law. in those days. it was her father-in-law’s birthday. They would enter the village with their soldiers and flags waving and trumpets blowing. The sheriff’s son had five brothers. so their arrival was a major event. all married. now the party had started. The father of the first daughter-in-law came. finally. and fourth daughters-in-law were coming. requests were coming in. one day. after his daughter had married into this family. she missed her father so much. Because he was the town sheriff. all the in-laws were invited. That was how the first in-laws came. the Prime Minister’s daughter cried. there were many proposals for her. and so on.
but he was coming on a very small pony. she could not speak to him freely about what had been going on.” The Prime Minister . The four sisters-in-law said.” They began to despise and insult the youngest daughter-in-law. once again. “daddy!” and clung to him. Then things began to happen. She would complain on the inside. looking at her father through the corner of her eye. The daughter was very happy to see him and did not know what to do. she had lost all her heart. and with no servants. “Your father is a Prime Minister. well. Cain and Abel | 305 went out. “Why did my father come like that today?” Then she comforted herself saying. and she had to say goodbye. She was already struggling with her painful and difficult married life. making a grand entrance. but did you see the way he was dressed? he looked so shabby. soldiers in front of them. nevertheless. She said to her father. “i have one request. all the relatives came. who was leaving after the party. the Prime Minister was indeed coming. eventually. and it became harder for her to bear. with trumpets. she couldn’t do that. you can’t say that to your husband the way you do today. but once again.” “What is it?” “father. other people came with their flags waving. father. The daughter felt resentful toward her father. But since this was long ago. the party ended.” Then there was another party and. if it were today. next time you come. so it all built up inside of her. she would have run to him saying. even though she was seeing him for the first time in a long time. this Prime Minister came late and was riding a little pony. he’ll come differently next time. i hope that you come with a lot of people and make a grand entrance. “oh.9. Working so hard.
and rain was drizzling down. “okay. saying. i guess he’s late because he’s preparing a huge. There is no way that he would not do that for me. and as the day of the party drew closer. for whom she had waited so long. it was the day of the party. and many soldiers ahead of them. and my father loves me. fine. and laid her down. “i asked this favour of my father. The horses were coming into the streets. her shocked sisters-in-law immediately took her to the back room. they came with their flags waving. he was thinking to himself. The daughter all of a sudden became dizzy and fainted. and the whole village became very noisy.306 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again said. and talked about this and that. Still the daughter comforted herself. “When . My father is the Prime Minister. was coming on a tiny.” nothing else. “The Prime Minister is coming!” When she looked afar. all he said was. trumpets and flutes blowing. “We’ll see now. “okay. the father. like a wet dog. Like before. as he was speaking with the relatives. and somebody yelled out. Time passed quietly and quickly. the youngest daughter-in-law of the sheriff was waiting for her father to come. The Prime Minister entered the main floor of the room. wiped his wet face with a handkerchief. he looked pathetic. grand entrance. galloping pony just like before. The day of the feast finally arrived. the other relatives began to arrive. but the Prime Minister still had not arrived. of course. but the Prime Minister had not arrived. from a few days before.” now the sun was setting. This time because of the rain.” Then he left. fine. if he wants to make a grand entrance. he was most curious about his daughter. but the Prime Minister’s daughter said. do you think it would be anything like that of the other daughters-in-law’s fathers?” one year passed by slowly.
who had come on a small pony. nicely decorated clothes. now a small light went on in the kitchen. but according to the law. but why did she tell me to make such a grand entrance when i came?” Then. all the relatives and in-laws. began to crawl slowly out into the garden. it began to shower. everyone became quiet. you are not allowed to do this. who were sitting there in the living room. they began to gossip with one another. Where is our youngest sisterin-law? Where is she?” “i heard that she’s lying down somewhere because she is sick. who used to despise the youngest daughter-in-law. “did something bad happen? did something upset her? her own father is here. there was a favour she asked of me. in addition. as if the heavens were saying. as if a chill were cast upon them. lying on their stomachs in the garden. The other daughters-in-law. as she was lying there sick. “You may be sitting here in the living room with me like this. was the only one sitting in the living room. “now is the time.” This old man. We’re in big trouble. when i was leaving. no. and began to kneel.9. .” “really? Let’s go to her. with their heads down. Why has she not come out? ah! Last year.” all the daughters-in-law went to see their sister-in-law.” When he spoke. what could they dare do now. in front of the Prime Minister? “oh. he saw that all the other relatives had come wearing fancy. Cain and Abel | 307 will she come out? When will she come out?” But the daughter did not come out. “ahem!” he cleared his throat and the atmosphere changed. When the people of the village saw that all these so-called elders had their heads bowed. “ahem!” he cleared his throat again.
That would be just wonderful. another sister-in-law came and said. yes. coming all the way here. and saw what was going on. “hahaha?” She acted as if she didn’t know. “You know. how can we leave him in the rain like that?” Saying that. i think we made you work too hard. gee. she was about to cry. if you could do that. “You should have rested earlier. she is satisfied. he thought. a person like you. and went out to her father. how could she have laughed out loud. went to the kitchen and turned on the light and tried to work. she had the smile of complacency. it must have been a difficult trip.” Then now he knew what his daughter would say. She felt bad that she was lying down and said. did he not? . She gave a big bow and said. i’ll speak to my father. are you really sick? go. “Yes. don’t worry. of course. and he gets a cold whenever the weather is bad.” They were busy massaging and rubbing her and the room became very noisy. that would be great. neatly tucked in her clothes. oh. how is Mother doing?” “oh.308 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again “hey.” now the Prime Minister’s daughter had no idea what was going on because her sisters-in-law. “You know. my father has bronchitis. “father.” ah. fetch her some honey water. my father always suffers terribly from neuralgia. it’s okay. she could not hide her joy of victory. “no. one sister-in-law came to her and said. who grew up so preciously. sisters. became so concerned. She is doing well. So the Prime Minister’s daughter combed her hair. who always used to pick on her.” When the Prime Minister saw that his daughter came out.” “Sisters. inside. although she could not express it openly.” She opened the door and went out.
” “i told you to go. i may look like this. “oh. The world does not acknowledge this. if we’re poor? if we suffer pain. but do you know what? i’m a prince! a prince! i’m a son of god. hallelujah! folks! So what.. the fathers of my sisters-inlaw are getting soaked in the rain. so what if we are cursed at? . neither the mayor of Busan. so i couldn’t say or do anything about it.” “no. are despised by others. you must still mind your manners.. what i’m saying is. and he looks unimportant. although i am your father. if just one word comes from our father’s lips? folks. father. We have received forgiveness of sin and have been born again.. the Son of god.” only then did the Prime Minister look out into the garden. but we are the children of god.. but we don’t need to shy away because of that. oh. father. out of the rain. folks. through the blood of Jesus christ. folks. “hey.. nor the police commissioner came and welcomed me when i came to Busan. Pastor Park looks short. the servant of god is here! Why didn’t you welcome me?” They would call the mental institution right away. We are the children of god. indeed.” “oh. how can you compare me to a daughter of an insignificant Prime Minister? i’ve freely become the son of god. the world may not acknowledge us. who created the universe.. are you all still getting soaked? Then why don’t you come in?” “Yes. or are beaten. father. do not complain or blame the world because the world does not acknowledge you.” and they all went inside. his servant. That’s how it is when you are the daughter of a Prime Minister. Because of that.9. do you know what happens. would i go to city hall and say to the mayor. Cain and Abel | 309 “now you may go. your honor.
he shed his blood and died for us and suffered for us. Because Jesus loves us. even if i were to tell you. Loving citizens of Busan! i hope that you receive forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus christ and live a born again . Though I may be dirty. I am his child. all of our treasures are in that land.310 | The Secret of forgiveness of Sin and Being Born again our father would see it and allow it up to a certain point. rather. you would say that i am mad. Wider than the ocean. how blessed we are! how did we ever become the servants of god and the sons of god? That’s how it is when we live in this world. but if it became too severe. Higher than the sky. The Lord gave us an amazing blessing. folks! even though we may not have a fancy home on this earth and even though we may be poor on this earth. we are not the people of this earth. People who have received forgiveness of sin can freely enter there. i praise the Lord. when later we go to that land beyond? i cannot tell you every detail about it. you could not understand. “By law you are not allowed to do that!” do you know what happens if he says this? it doesn’t matter whether outside it’s raining or snowing. he would say one word. He would love me always. The love of my Lord. Deeper than the sea. but do you know what it will be like. The Lord said.
it feels as though we have just begun. Let’s quietly bow our heads and close our eyes. all people can only receive destruction and curse. but it’s already time for us to end! folks. if there is anyone among you who still has doubt in your heart. unable to be saved. “The first law kills. god has given me this chance to speak with you. destroys. i may be leaving Busan. Cain and Abel | 311 life through him. but god will not leave those of you who have received forgiveness of sin this week. i’m thankful to him that. i feel so much sadness in my heart.” . Before this law. That is why god said that he would change the law to save us: from the law into the law of the spirit of grace. and makes people into sinners. i am ending my sermon a little early. in case there is anyone among you who still has not had your spiritual problems resolved. i hope that you take all of your matters up with the Lord. he will be with you forever. although it has been short. or aspects you do not understand. i hope you will come down and have individual fellowship with the servants of god.9.
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being completely freed of sin. so you can rest in his presence. and no one else. otherwise.The Secret of Forgiveness of sin and Being Born Again By receiving the forgiveness of sin. a person has to be able to stand proudly before god.00 Only by Jesus’ Works Mankind became distant from god and wandered in fear and darkness because of sin. English $4. English $4.00 .00 What Do You Hunger for? What can be done to release us from the pricks of conscience caused by sin? if you cannot stand before god being freed of sin. then he will solve all of your problems and difficulties. can one end his wandering in darkness. English $10. then you are not yet a person of faith. he is merely a religious person.00 Is God Alive in Your Heart? is god alive in your heart? if the answer is “Yes”. only by Jesus’ works. English $4.
“Jacob did nothing. Jesus comes to these kinds of desperate people.00 .” -from The Secret of Forgiveness of sin and Being Born Again- No More Wandering here. we want to present you with these wonderful testimonies of joy and Jesus’ works. threw away all hope. English $4. English $4.00 Reversed Judgment Seat The religious leaders deeply indulged in their own religion and judged Jesus christ although it was certain that they would have to stand in judgement before him for their sins. English $4. What did the robber on the cross do to go paradise? They just realized that they were to be cursed and put to death. verything was changed after Jesus was resurrected. which had been issued in our monthly. ncluding his disciples. everyone. The good news.00 The Faith of Resurrection When Jesus was placed in the tomb. however.